[scribus] 2 questions: master pages & text flow odd/even pages

Ciro Soto ciro at kavyata.com
Fri Aug 7 03:54:33 CEST 2009

Thanks for the quick reply.

I can't select the icon with the capital A and the I-beam cursor. It is grayed.
When I right-click I don't have the edit-text option.
I am using scribus (in Linux Ubuntu).

Regarding Q2, I'll try when I resolve the master page problem.


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On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM, John Beardmore<John at t4sltd.co.uk> wrote:
> Ciro Soto wrote:
>> Q1:
>> I am trying to layout my first full book in scribus (I only used it as
>> cover design before).
>> I created 100 blank pages. Then I created two master pages (following
>> instructions from The Official Manual). Then I went back to the pages
>> and assigned the master pages to the odd and even pages.
>> They looked fine, but I cannot edit the pages! The text frames are
>> unlocked, but I can't input any text in there...
>> What is the step I am missing?
> Not sure. Have you selected the right kind of cursor ?  Click on the button
> that has a capital A and an I-beam cursor.
> If you right click on the text boxes, can you select 'Edit Text' ?
>> Q2:
>> Assuming I resolve the first issue above. I want text to flow only in
>> the odd pages, and leave the even pages for another text flow (imagine
>> I am writing a bilingual book, even pages in language1 and odd pages
>> in language2.  Can I do that automatically? Or do I have to do it
>> manually?
> You have to set up the way the text frames are linked by hand which isn't
> hard. Then you should get what I think you hope for.
> Cheers, J/.
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