[scribus] Fw: Master pages

Thomas Baumann thomasbaumann at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 4 03:24:07 CET 2011

Sorry to be so dense.....when I go Script-Scribus Scrips and then click Infobox I get absolutely nothing....no pop up or any kind.  Looks like I never selected those menu items.  What am I missing?

--- On Fri, 2/4/11, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [scribus] Fw: Master pages
To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 2:06 AM

On 02/03/2011 08:32 PM, Thomas Baumann wrote:
> Can you give me some hints on step by step here?  All I want to do is set up a "template" for a page with two columns of text.  On come pages, I might shorten a column and add an image.  On other pages I might delete the first column only.  I want the template set up sot that I don't have to create, position, etc the text boxes on every single page I start.  I played with the guides thing but can't figure out what you mean.
Hi Thomas,

It's time to play.

Here is a starting point:

Make a new document, check for Automatic Text Frames in the dialog, set for 2 columns, and just keep the default Gap of 11 points. Click Ok.

Now right-click on your text frame and put some Sample Text in there to get a sense of what it looks like. Shorten the frame if you like. Play with the font, its size, etc. Now you begin to get a sense of what you might like -- a bigger gap, different margins, whatever. This is pretend content, so you're just playing to get a sense of what you want your newsletter to look like. If you add more pages, they should also have automatic frames, and be linked.

As far as adding images, you might as well play around with the script 'InfoBox' while you're at it (under Script > Scribus Scripts). This will prompt you for whether you want to cover 1 column or more, which column if only one, ask where you want it, how big, then let you name the infobox frame, and finally you have the option of specifying 'imageL' to bring up a file dialog to load an image into this frame. After that you can adjust its position with the Y-Pos spinbox, its size if you like, etc. Very easy to add images to your columned text.

Just play around.


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