[Scribus] New user - MacAqua

avox avox
Sun Jul 16 00:59:02 CEST 2006

Michael J Millett wrote:
> I am a new user of Scribus Aqua for Mac (System 10.3.9), and  
> am having trouble with a few things for which I request some help. The  
> documentation seems to be for a different version.
> 1.  Scribus will not import EPS or PDF into a file. The only file I've  
> been able to get it to import into a graphics box is JPEG. As best I  
> can tell, Ghostscript is installed correctly and is correctly pointed  
> to in External Tools."  Nevertheless, here are the contents of my  
> folders:
> :~/Library/Frameworks] michaelm% ls
> Fontconfig2.framework   libjpeg.framework       printafm.1
> Freetype.framework      liblcms.framework       ps2ascii.1
> Ghostscript.framework   libpng.framework        ps2epsi.1
> Qt.framework            libtiff.framework       ps2pdf.1
> eps2eps.1               pdf2dsc.1               ps2pdfwr.1
> font2c.1                pdf2ps.1                ps2ps.1
> gdevdsp.h               pdfopt.1                wftopfa.1
> libart.framework        pf2afm.1
> libexpat.framework      pfbtopfa.1
> and . . .
> ~/Library/Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework] michaelm% ls
> Ghostscript     Resources       bin             man
> Headers         Versions        doc
> and . . .
> Computer:Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework/bin] michaelm% ls
> gs_init.ps      gsc
> As far as I know, I have Scribus pointed to Ghostscript properly in the  
> preferences (External Tools):
> /Users/michaelm/Library/Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework/Versions/8.54/ 
> bin/gsc

This looks good. Any error message? Please check your console log with 

> 2.  I have not been able to get columns to work. I found the columns  
> setting in Page/Manage Guides, but the settings I have entered have  
> been ignored whether I click on Update or OK.

Columns are in properties palette, tab "shape"

> 3.  Clicking on Style/Font results in nothing to click on. I can select  
> fonts from the StoryEditor, but even then, not all the fonts in my  
> system are made available.

Yes, style menu doesn't work on OSX. Use the properties palette, tab "Text".

> 4.  At one point, Scribus griped that it could not find GIMP. A search  
> of GIMP on my system turns up 18 items. So, not being a programmer, I  
> do not know which to point Scribus to.
> 5.  I have not been able to find where to adjust kerning. I see it in  
> the documentation, but it doesn't seem to be found in the same location  
> in the version of Scribus I have.

Also one of the settings in properties palette, tab "Text"

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