[Scribus] Fwd: Re: varia

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Fri Mar 3 13:43:09 CET 2006

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>Sorry, yesterday I chose the wrong mal adress, so it did not reach the list...
>----------  Messaggio inoltrato  ----------
>Subject: Re: [Scribus] varia
>Date: 18:16, gioved? 2 marzo 2006
>From: Bjoern Schoepe <bjoernschoepe at yahoo.it>
>To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
>Alle 18:03, gioved? 2 marzo 2006, Louis Desjardins ha scritto:
>Oh, thanks a lot for that quick and competent answer!!
>>  Bjoern Schoepe a ?crit :
>>  > Hi everybody!
>>  > First of all, I'm not very experienced with DTP but I'm fascinated by the
>>  > Scribus project. I love to experience with the possibilities it offers,
>>  > yet.
>>  Hi Bjoern,
>>  Welcome to Scribus!
>>  > But I had a couple of problems and wondered if they were "normal" or if
>>  > it was just my inexperience..
>>  > 1. I wanted to use medieval numbering. As the feature's implementation is
>>  > work in progress (I appreciate very much!!) I wanted to use the search
>>  > and replace tool in the editor and replace the numbers instead of the
>>  > regular font with the special cap font. Manually done it worked. But
>>  > replacing p.e. all 0s with the tool nothing changed. Has anybody
>>  > experienced the same thing?
>>  What do you mean by medieval numbering? You can use any font (that has
>>  numbers) to use the automatic page numbering. Not sure to understand
>>  your question here.
>As medieval numbers I intend those povided by special caps. Indeed for page
>numbering it is no problem because I just choose one font. But in the text
>itself I have to combine two fonts, one normal for the whole text, and one
>special caps font for the numbers. But with the search/replace tool I was not
>able to substitute them. Anyway this is not so big a problem, normal numbers
>wold work too.

I am doing this often. It works fine here. I will go over the steps 
because we never know! Something might have just slipped... When you 
look for your number 1, the only field that is needed is the text 
field in the Search section. In the Replace section, you need to fill 
2 fields. You look for the same number 1 in the Text field. But the 
font is different there. So you check the font and select the one 
right for you. Isn't it? It should work like a breeze, although it 
might take some time with long text.

One extra hint to accelerate the Search/Replace process:
You can do this in a text frame even though you do not see all your 
text in that text frame. The text is taken into account by Scribus 
nonetheless. It's only the frame that will show a crossed square in 
the lower right corner. Perform your Search & Replace operation in 
that frame containing all your text but not showing it. All the text 
will be processed and it will take much less time than if you do this 
after the text has been flowed into many pages.

>Christoph: Thanks, so I will retry. The font has definitely different 0s as I
>saw formatting one by hand!

Please do. Christoph is right. Should work fine. Otherwise, for the 
sake of finding out, try another font that has the same numbering 
option. Might be a font problem. That's a good way to narrow down the 

>>  > 2. I wanted to manually lay out footnotes (I know, another feature in
>>  > progress, I also appreciate very much!!) I did an indentation of all
>>  > lines of a paragraph except the first. But then I had to use in the first
>>  > line after the number a tabulator space (I hope you understand what I try
>>  > to explain..). I clicked on the tabulator button in properties and set
>>  > one. But using afterwards the tab it gave a much longer tabulator space,
>>  > so also this did not work that way. Did I do something wrong?
>>  Have a look in the Scribus wiki and look for list or bulleted list. You
>>  should find exactly what you're looking for.
>>  http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_create_lists_in_scribus_1.2x
>>  (This is good also for 1.3.x)
>Great, I will try this.
>>  > 3. Maybe the most basical thing, but I did not find anything in the bug
>>  > database, maybe I did not use the right search words: in QuarkXPress or
>>  > other DTPs you can create a text frame in the master page and after this
>>  > applying the master page to the document inserting a text file
>>  > automatically the textframes are filled up one by one. In Scribus
>>  > creating a text frame in the master page does not work for me. I see just
>>  > the lines but I have to insert the text frames manually, quite a work for
>>  > a longer document.
>>  In the first step when you create a new document, there is a check box
>>  [auto text frame] in the New dialog. This is where you tell Scribus to
>>  do what you want to achieve here. This text box will link automatically
>>  to any new page inserted/created from the Page > Insert Page menu. It is
>>  important to mention that Scribus does not yet add pages automatically
>>  to accomodate a long text. But once you add those pages manually (you
>>  can add as much as you can at once), the text will flow automatically
>>  into the new pages.
>Oh, adding pages is no problem, I might do this by hand, but fine I will try
>this too. Another detail. When I work with two text frames on each page, one
>for the main text, one for the footnotes (which I imported from the html
>file), how do I separate the two frames in  way that the main text is
>inserted only in the upper text frame and those for the footnotes remain
>blank and after this copying and pasting the footnote text into the frame it
>flows only in these frames? Maybe it's to compley as long as footnotes are
>not supported.

1. Activate the auto text frame option in the New dialog
2. Working on an active page, add a frame for your footnotes
3. Go to Page > Duplicate Page ...

The top frame is the one that is automatically created and linked to 
previous pages
The bottom frame is not linked automatically. But you can easily link 
it to any other frame of your choice using the link tool in the upper 


>But thanks a lot for these hints!

You're welcome!


>>  > I'm using Scribus 1.3.2 (unstable ebuild) on Gentoo Linux for PPC.
>>  > Greetings and thanks for hints or comments.
>>  Hope that helps!
>>  > -Bjoern.
>  > Louis

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