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

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 5 01:53:19 CET 2010

On 03/04/2010 05:06 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hello
>>> No problem. I'll continue to move frames as needed, with the
>>> snapping to
>>> the guides it is not so difficult. I just wanted to be sure I didn't
>>> miss a feature. Thank you!
>> I hav the same problem. I found that is is quicker, and more exact,
>> to use the properties and just change the numbers there.
> je résiste à tout sauf à la tentation...
> going to berne and back to zurich i've implemented a first version of
> the script which adjusts the misplaced frames in a document after a
> page has been inserted.
> how to use it:
> - it will only work correctly on documents with the first page on the
>    right side
> - insert the new page(s).
> - select the first frame which is misplaced
> - the script will correct the placement of the selected frame and of
>    all the frames
>    - with the same width
>    - at the same height
>    - with the same distance from the margin
>    on all the pages to the end of the file
> - possible features:
>    - allow also documents starting with a left page
>    - let the user define a page range
>    but i won't implement them before the new scripter is there.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Align_to_left_page_margin
> have fun and give some feedback: does it work for you?

I thought about this concept but it's a little problematic. Having a 
right page or left page isn't simply a matter of a shift of content. You 
may want a different layout for a right of left page. For example, it 
might be Ok to have something near the outer edge of the document, but 
you would not want it to be next to the crease of the book.

And similarly, there is of course the script that flips content, but 
this may not always apply either.

It seems that you will have to end up with a grouping of content and 
shifting, but then allow for some additional rearrangement afterward.

This may be a time to not only use Properties but also use the ability 
of the Properties spinboxes to do math for you.


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