[Scribus] Page Template...

Axel Bojer axelb
Wed Sep 6 19:40:49 CEST 2006

Smith, Herb skrev:
> Hi All, 
> I'm totally new to Scribus so I'm not sure how to ask what I want to do
> other than just describe it.  I hope someone can either give me some
> insight or direct me to the appropriate documentation. 
> I am wanting to compile a cookbook.  Each page, therefore, should have
> the same template... A title, list of ingredients, and directions to
> make.  I would like to have a field for the title, a two-column field
> for the ingredients, and a field for the instructions (single column).  
> I think I got the page template constructed (but it may not be correct,
> or exactly what I need...) anyway, the question is how do I get the text
> to go into the correct fields?  I'd like to have the basic text all in a
> single file with the title, list of ingredients, and instructions in
> individual paragraphs as follows: 
> My Favorite Meal
> Ingredient 1
> Ingredient 2
> Etc.
> Mix the two ingredients, stir well, bake at 350 deg. F for 35 minutes.
> Serve over rice.
> My Favorite Meal 2
> Ingredient 1
> Ingredient 2
> Etc.
> Chop Ingredient 1 finely, saute carefully.  Add ingredient 2 along with
> 1/2 cup water. 
> Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until tender.
> And so forth....
> I hope this is clear.  Is there some sort of script or process to get
> consecutive parts of my recipe information into the consecutive text
> fields on my page template?
> Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
> Herb

As far as I hav understood you can not write in text boxes placed on a 
master page, so this is what I would do (and almost what I already have 
done for my own needs :-):

1. Make a one page document in the desired format
2. Make a master page with all your guide lines so it will be easy to 
plase content on the right places (or to check that they really are at 
the right places :-)
3. On the first page put in all your text frames so that it fits your 
4. Save a back up of your document, just in case you mess up everything :-)
5. Use the copy pages option to multiply the first page as many times as 
you wish

If you at some time or other wish to change those boxes, you are in bad 
luck, you have to change them all by hand :-(
- that is unless you hav not put anything on them yet, then just delete 
them and repeat the procedure above, changing and multiplying one good page.

Good luck!
Axel Bojer

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