[Scribus] Header lines

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins
Thu Sep 27 14:28:13 CEST 2007

2007/9/27, Dr. Werner Popken <Werner at stuerenburg.com>:
> Did I understand ocrrectly: Master pages cannot contain elements with
> different content on different pages except page numbers?
> If so, how can I apply a "master layout" to include ever the same text
> frames (left/right) on a page? Do I miss something here? To rest
> assured, I spent an hour or so skimming through the documents,
> experimenting, trying to find out, Googling, ... As far as I can see,
> you can only place text frames automatically when creating a new
> document. Is this correct?
> Also: If I want to have a header line showing the chapter title left
> and the section title right, for example (which is something common in
> book layout, LaTex can do this easily), I understand that this has to
> be done manually on each page (maybe copied and pasted, using the
> scrapbook) or else a Python script has to be set up doing this for me,
> right? Or by defining lots of master pages by way of duplication, the
> first one having page numbers only, then one with a header for the
> first chapter, the next one for the second chapter and so on, data
> changing with each page to be still added manually?

What can be done is creating Master Pages for each group of pages (I
understand you have a certain amount of pages for each chapter or section,
so it is worth the little effort). To save time, you can duplicate a Master
Page from the Edit > Master Page dialog and edit the content of the text
frame (on the Master Page) to reflect the new chapter's title or the new
section. Then, you can apply the Master Page to any page or group of pages
you want from the Page > Apply Master Page dialog. There you have many

Basically, you'd have your page number (don't need a separate frame, btw,
can be in the same frame along with text) and your title on a left hand
Master Page and a page number and the title of the section on the right hand
Master Page.

Please note that you're going to need 3 times the page number sign to
display 3-digits pages numbers. There are also some alignment issues that
might oblige you to create master pages for 2-digit page numbers and so on.
But you'll figure this out quickly.



Or is the scrapbook the tool to perform these repeating actions like
> placing text frames and placing a text frame and an image frame
> within? If so, is there a trick to place them exactly instead of
> pushing them around or correcting data via keybord in the properties
> page?
> By the way, text import works great now :-)
> Thanks a lot!
> Werner
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