[Scribus] Linked content

Marek Laane bald
Tue Apr 3 00:20:41 CEST 2007

?hel kenal p?eval (teisip?ev 03 aprill 2007 12:10 am) kirjutas Michael Koren:
> Axel Bojer wrote:
> > Michael Koren skrev:
> >> Paul Fine-2 wrote:
> >>> The newsletter has an issue number which is incremented every month.
> >>> This issue appears at the top of every left hand page, and also on the
> >>> cover page.  The instance on every lefthand page is easily handled by
> >>> putting it in the Master Page, but I want to link the frame on the
> >>> cover so that I only have to change the issue number in one place. Is
> >>> there a way to do this?
> >>
> >> Hmm, linked content. That would be very useful and I think I've wanted
> >> to do
> >> it before too, but I don't think you can at the moment.
> >
> > Is it not just to put in on the master page. Then it should appear on
> > all the pages having this as their master page?
> Yes, the issue here is just that the number is probably in a different
> place on the cover than on the other pages, thus you have to update the
> number in at least two master pages every month.
Just an idea: could it be done with some variables (as e.g word processors 
can)? You define which kind the variable is (number, date, etc) and where it 
has to be on a page(s) and after that you just have to give to variable a 
value (or, ir may be done automatically if it's e.g. current date or 
something what can be assigned automatically).

Marek Laane

> > It would perhaps be
> > possible to improve this by letting all pages have more than one master
> > page each, that way you could have for instance the logo on one master
> > page and some other changing elements on others, then Sribus would just
> > merge them together?
> Now that's a different idea, but that could be quite useful also....
> > But for now, the pages sharing one master page have to share *alle?
> > their content, and that, perhaps is not what Michael wants?
> >
> > Best regards
> > Axel Bojer
> Michael

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