[scribus] newbie queries

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 16:30:56 CET 2010

On 11/15/2010 09:27 AM, Jerry Halberstadt wrote:
> Please indulge me, I am trying to figure out these problems with online
> documentation. The answers are probably there...
> I am using Scribus; did NOT install Ghost but that has not been
> an issue. (Windows XP, SP3)
> Anyhow I just plunged in to do a dummy of a ~50-page book, ~25 photos +
> text. Here is the short list of issues I haven't solved:
> 1 Every element is on the "background" layer. So, how do I create a
> master page for page numbering? How do I create a layer under or behind
> a text page--say for a background illustration? And probably easy on a
> master page to install some non-printing guides...
Edit > Master Pages brings up a dialog to make and edit Master Pages
Use Page > Apply Master Page to assign one to a given page.

> 2 How do I kern a pair of characters? I tried following the instructions
> but must be missing something, or is that done differently in this version?
If you want to do this visually to see results, enter Edit Contents mode 
with the toolbar icon, or double-click on the frame. Move the cursor to 
highlight your characters, then find Tracking in the Text tab of 
properties to make this adjustment.

> 3 None of the text frames is linked to another. How can I export all the
> text to a file?

You can do this individually of course. There is also the Extract Text 
script that will make a file containing all of your text, with notes as 
to which page each bit came from.



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