[scribus] Locating Images on disk that are included in a Scribus document

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 16 00:58:47 CEST 2010

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:34 AM,"Gregory Pittman" <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 06/15/2010 12:15 PM, Murray Strome wrote:
> >
> >Thanks for the information. Where is the script? I may try it. However,
> >what would be more useful to me would be an extra line in the
> >"Properties" window that would give the full path to the image. Would
> >this be a possible addition to Scribus?

I found it, (it is actually in the "Scripts" tab), and it is useful to me, but a bit cumbersome as you have to save the text file, then go and look at it. However, it does provide the information.

> As far as your last question, the easiest fix might be to make the path > in Context menu > Info a full path instead of just a filename. Maybe you > could file a feature request?
Yes, the full path instead of just filename would be an excellent idea. The box would have to be a lot wider as the full path can be quite lengthy. To file a "feature request", do I do that at:
or somewhere else?

> Having said that, would there be much need for simply editing a spinbox
> in Properties to change the file for the image frame? It's an intriguing
> thought, actually. At least the image tab of Properties is not so
> overwhelmed with settings at present.
> Greg

I think that the preferable solution would be to have a line which shows something like "Location on Disk" as part of the Properties window under the Image tab. 

Thanks for your help.


BTW: I am relatively new at the whole area of Desktop Publishing, so I have experienced a huge learning curve to be able to use Scribus, and many of the operations are far from intuitive to me. I know I have barely touched the surface of its capabilities. However, I must say that I am finding it far more powerful and flexible than any other tool I have used for creating documents that are more than simple text (for which OpenOffice is just fine).  I also appreciate the helpfulness of the majority of people on this list. I find some of the "scathing criticisms" to be rather amusing, and irrelevant.  Thank you to all the developers and the many people who are so helpful with advice when I run into problems. 

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