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

Ciro Soto ciro at kavyata.com
Fri Aug 7 03:57:36 CEST 2009


I understand your point, but I thought I could have a text frame
already placed in the page
by using the master pages, then I would edit the frame and input my
text. Do you mean that
I have to create a text frame for each one of the 300 pages of the book?

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On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Gregory Pittman<gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 08/06/2009 09:21 PM, 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?
> Variable content does not go on Master Pages, only fixed things, like
> headers, page numbers, various graphics items. In a sense, they are the
> background for other page content.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Working_with_Master_Pages
>> 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?
> What you are talking about is selective linking of content. While you may
> have text frames on every page or only some, you make your links to flow the
> text to whichever frames are appropriate.
> You probably don't want to create automatic text frames, since this will
> link the pages in sequence and you'll just have to break the links and start
> over.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Working_with_text_frames#Linking_One_Frame_to_Another
> Greg
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