[Scribus] Master pages and templates.

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Mar 24 21:02:05 CET 2008

John Culleton wrote:
> In Scribus are master pages and templates the same thing? I look up templates 
> and get instructions on master pages instead. 
> If they are different then what is the distinguishing characteristic?
Templates are really any document having a particular layout whose main 
distinguishing feature is that it's saved with templates (File > Save as 
Template), so that when you go to the menu File > New from Template, 
there it is. It is fully editable, just like any Scribus doc.

Master pages are portions of a document, a particular layer of layout 
which, once created, is not editable on individual pages. You would use 
this for banners, headlines, images and page numbers that appear 
repeatedly. You might have one for right pages, one for left pages, one 
for another section, and so on. One document could have many Master 
Pages. Go to Edit > Master Pages to make and edit them.  I suppose a 
Template could also have Master Pages associated with it.

I believe in days gone by, the original name for Master Pages was 
Templates, perhaps a source of confusion if you find some old documentation.


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