[scribus] Linking pages containing full page photo in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 5 02:10:41 UTC 2011

On 08/04/2011 01:34 PM, bobparham at comcast.net wrote:
> On 8/4/2011 12:14 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>>>> I have completed three chapters already using Double Sided layout but
>>>> these three chapters contain small pictures and I flowed the text
>>>> around
>>>> them. This is a different situation. In my example above I would
>>>> need to
>>>> link text from page 1 to page 2 to page 4. (Skipping page 3 which would
>>>> contain the picture.) Would it work better in this example to open the
>>>> document in Scribus with three pages, import text from Word into
>>>> page 1,
>>>> link to page 2 and page3 then add a page after page 2 for the
>>>> picture or
>>>> should I handle it differently?
>>> I plan to print and bind a few copies myself and am doing the
>>> imposition.
>>> Bob*Bob Parham*
>> If I understand you, correctly, you are concerned about linking across a
>> page that does not contain any text frame to a later page where the text
>> link should continue. If I am correct regarding your concern, you should
>> know that Scribus handles this quite nicely. I often skip 20 - 30 pages
>> where other text frames and image frames exist in between when laying
>> out my
>> magazine. Just link the desired frames in the order you want regardless
>> what page they are on. I've even linked backward, though the layout
>> wasn't
>> well thought out, but Scribus handled it impeccably.
> Thanks for the reassurance, John. I guess I should have tried this
> before putting the question
> on the list but I try to look ahead for potential problems when I can. I
> will be crossing this bridge
> in just a few days now and it looks like I'll be OK.

Ok, now I understand.
If you set up your document for automatic text frames, this could be an 
issue you would need to work around, but certainly you can break a link, 
delete the frame you don't need (or convert to an image frame), then 
relink around it. If you make the zoom small it might help this 
page-skipping linkage.

As John says, linking is very flexible.


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