[Scribus] Congratulations and initial comments...

John Beardmore John
Sun Sep 23 23:55:04 CEST 2007

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Gregory Pittman a ?crit :
>> John Beardmore wrote:

>>> The first is the ability to embed images within .sla files.  At the 
>>> moment, if I move a document, it seems to loose all the links to 
>>> pictures as though relative paths were used to locate them.  While I 
>>> accept the principle that a lot of disk space can be saved by referring 
>>> to pictures elsewhere in the file system, this can be a nuisance when 
>>> projects are being developed on multiple machines over multiple sites. 
>>> For me at least, using the .sla files as a container that includes all a 
>>> documents images would be a huge benefit.
>> The "answer" to this is to use File > Collect for Output, which will 
>> keep everything together. Moving things around is generally not so good 
>> an idea anyway, but Collect for Output allows for some collaborative 
>> work. I think it would help if Scribus used absolute paths for finding 
>> images, but it uses relative ones.
> We have discussed on IRC to have this "Collect for Output" function be 
> activated right from the start ? on the very first "Save" you do on your 
> document ? so each time you use a font or an image, it gets 
> automatically copied into the relevant subfolder into the "Collect..." 
> one. This of course could be made as an option (but activated as the 
> default settings).
> It doesn't seem to be filed as a RFE so far. Before I do so, any comment 
> on that idea?

This might be a good compromise between having everything contained in 
the .sla file and having is scattered all over the working environment. 
  It avoids some of the frustrations of not being able to extract 
content from things like .p65 and .indd files for other projects.

Maybe the options to use relative or absolute paths could be implemented 
at the same time too ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI.
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