[scribus] alignment of text frames after inserting a new page

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Mar 4 08:32:57 CET 2010

hi jean-luc,

> > are you working with automatic frames? if yes then, you should
> > always add the frames at the end of the document.
> That is not his problem.
> What he means is that if he has text frames aligned alternating left
> and right, the ones after the inserted page will be aligned wrong if
> he inserts a page in the middle of the document.
> For example:
> Create a new document, facing layout, inner margin 40 mm, outer
> margin 10 mm.
> Insert a second page.
> Create a text frame between the margins on each page. The frame on
> page 1 will be "right aligned" on the page and the one on page 2 will
> be "left aligned". Insert a third page before page 2. Now page 1 still
> has the frame "right aligned" but on page 3 it is still "left aligned"
> so it is way out in the inner margin.

ah! ok.

then no, scribus has no dynamic placing of the frames.

the ony "naive" approach i would see is to insert two pages...

what would be a little bit more complicated --  but it may also be
exactly what you need -- is to write a small script which takes the
frame currently selected, and works on an a range of pages by selecting
all the text frames on the same layer and with the same size, and
places them at the same coordinates but takes account the
difference between the inner and outer margin...

i guess it's easyer to implement it, than to explain how it should work.

... i may try to do it... but not now! :-)


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