[scribus] the continuing saga of transferring from 8 1/2 by 11 to 17 by 11

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Feb 23 01:20:58 CET 2009

Alison Saylor wrote:
> Hey All!  Thank you so much for all the responses to my last inquiry.
> Helped me realise that I'll need a new printer for the next round.
> Meanwhile, for this one, trying to take my pages from the 8 1/2 by 11
> to the 11 by 17.  Moving the text boxes one at a time was going to be
> too time consuming and they changed dimensions when I copied them onto
> the new document.  I can't see futsing with each one again, esp. since
> I have a repetitive motion injury at this point from all the work.
> Tried doing 'control A' and moved all the pages at once.  Of course
> then they didn't line up with the new pages and the text boxes changed
> shape.  Even some of the text formatting changed.  ARGH!!!  Any ideas?
>  Also, is there a way to get the page margin markers to show up in the
> middle of the 17 by 11 page?  Thank you!
I would suggest grouping the items on each page (select them all, then 
Item > Group), then sending to the Scrapbook (Context menu > Send to 
Scrapbook). Then make a new doc with the new dimensions and bring each 
page's worth of material in. Shouldn't be too hard.


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