[scribus] Tutorial

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Jul 27 21:12:15 CEST 2008

Joop wrote:
> Gregory Pittman schreef:
>> Joop wrote:
>>> John Culleton schreef:
>>>> On Tuesday 22 July 2008 10:00:32 am Joop wrote:
>>>>> I don't see anything about images running off the page etc.
>>>>> I don't know all the technical vocabulary for these, since I am
>>>>> only an amateur, but I hope you understand what I want.
>>>>> Joop
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> The other things  you are asking for are called crop marks, and 
>>>> although they are built in to Quark, TeX etc. I don't think they 
>>>> are in Scribus. But I cobbled some up using guides to help in 
>>>> placement and the line facility to draw the little marks.
>>>> Maybe crop marks could be a feature request for 4.0 :<)
>>> John,
>>> You, and also Gregory Pittman, I want to thank for providing me with 
>>> information about this subject and your terminology lessons.
>>> I thought that crop marks were something so essential in many 
>>> printing jobs, that this would already be standard in Scribus. I am 
>>> amazed that this should be a feature for a far away version.
>> Actually, bleed and print marks are built into 1.3.5svn, in the PDF 
>> Export dialog. It works a bit differently, but actually is more 
>> flexible.
>> Greg
> Greg,
> I don't have 1.3.5svn but So I look forward to see bleed and 
> crop in a coming normal version. But I cannot imagine how it is 
> possible to have an image that runs of an A4 page, cutting marks on a 
> pdf, when the pdf makes the paper size a little bigger than A4.
Scribus will let you do all sorts of things that don't necessarily make 
"sense." It may warn you when the Preflight Verifier runs, but it can 
let you do these things.
I think it's actually sensible to let you do your work on the final cut 
size, than apply bleed later, thus giving you optimal control over where 
trimming happens.


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