[scribus] Headlines

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Fri Dec 3 21:54:19 CET 2010

On Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010 21:05:58 William F. Maddock wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: jwminer at accessvt.com
> >Sent: Dec 3, 2010 12:28 PM
> >To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> >Subject: Re: [scribus] Headlines
> >
> >J.J.Jordan replied:
> >>>How can I get headlines automaticly. I should like a tool where I
> >>>
> >>> can
> >>>
> >>>make a headline that automatic will change all the headlines.
> >>>I make a monthly magazine and in the headlines we put the name of
> >>>
> >>> the
> >>>
> >>>month.Perhaps you can help me.
> >>>I hope the English Iused is clear enough.
> >>>Thank You.
> >>>
> >> It sounds as if you need to find out about styles. You can create a
> >> text style that sets the specific font, point size, and many, many
> >> more
> >> attributes. Then you just click on each headline and apply the
> >> style.
> >> Thus, each headline will have the same appearance. If you want to
> >> change the appearance of all the headlines, just edit the style and
> >> all
> >> the headlines will automatically be reformatted.
> >
> >I didn't understand his problem that way. It seems he wants
> >something that will automatically change the MONTH in the headline
> >for each new issue. A paragraph style won't do this, it will just
> >apply the style to each headline and if you make a change to the
> >style, it will automatically be applied to every paragraph using
> >that style.
> >
> >I'm a total dummy when it comes to scripting, but my guess is that a
> >script could be written that would automate these changes.
> >
> >You're completely right about the usefulness of paragraph styles.
> >People new to DTP absolutely *must* learn to use styles and not just
> >ad hoc paragraph formatting.
> >--Judy M.
> >
> >   USA
> a.l.e. had it right: the man is talking about "headers" (like in
> headers/footers). He wants to have something like a master page where you
> can place objects that will appear on every page that does not have the
> master page objects hidden. Once I get back home, if I remember, I can do
> a PDF tutorial of what I'm talking about (it's kind of like a skeleton
> that you hang the elements of the real pages on; like if you want to have
> a header, a footer, and a vertical bar down the center of every standard
> page, then you just do it the one time on the master page; after that,
> every page that shows master page elements will have those elements
> already in place).

You may want to save your time ;) 1.3.9 has a completely rewritten section on 
master pages in the Online Help.


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