[scribus] Headlines

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 4 16:18:55 CET 2010

On 12/03/2010 05:11 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> I would love to know how to make store-able objects, such as a header, that
> I can pull into a current file and then modify individually or globally, the
> contents of the header.  Our magazine uses headers above each article, but
> the information supplied is about the author of that article and the title
> of the article.  The look of all headers is the same but the information
> supplied in the header is unique to that article including the author's
> picture.

It's good to know the various ways that you can reuse material in Scribus.

1. There is copying. Select an item, copy it (Ctrl+C), then go to 
another page, or even another document, paste (Ctrl+V), and that item 
will be placed at the same coordinates as on the original page. To 
easily copy an item on the same page, use Item > Duplicate or Item > 
Multiple Duplicate.

2. Scrapbook. Right-click to bring up the Context menu, then Send to 
Scrapbook. Access the Scrapbook with Windows > Scrapbook. If you 
right-click in the Scrapbook, you have the option of pasting to page, 
which puts the item in the same coordinates it had where it came from.

3. Master Pages. These are a special layer which can be applied to a 
selection of document pages as desired, to contain page numbers, 
headers, and other repetitive materials. Go to Edit > Master Pages to 
create and edit them, or even import from another document. Close the 
dialog to go back to the main document editing. You can also convert a 
regular page to a Master Page: Page > Convert to Master Page.

4. You can import a page from another document: Page > Import.

5. Templates. You can make your own, by saving as a template. This will 
be an entire document, which of course might be a previous document 
stripped of all the material unique to one instance, leaving Master 
Pages or whatever else you want to reuse.

The other thing to keep in mind is to make sure copied things stay put 
by putting them on their own layer and/or locking them.


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