[scribus] Page breaks

Emerson Gilmore emgil3 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 20 15:17:40 CET 2011

Thanks for the note.
I've been using Automatic Text Frames and they're helpful.  My problem is that 
in importing pages of poems many are shorter than a page/frame and Scribus 
continues the text for the next poem within the same frame.  I think I 
understand why that is so but hope for a workaround.

From: John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>
To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
Sent: Wed, January 19, 2011 11:50:50 AM
Subject: Re: [scribus] Page breaks

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:20:36 -0800 (PST)
Emerson Gilmore <emgil3 at yahoo.com> dijo:

>Have created one chapbook with Scribus and like it a lot.  However, it
>doesn't seem that page breaks come into Scribus with the text I get.
>Is this correct or is there a way to get the page breaks to come
>across?  My next project is larger and it would be substantially
>easier that way rather than editing from within Scribus.

Scribus doesn't "think" like a word processor. That means that it does
not automatically create new pages when you add text. There is no way
to make it do so.

However, when you create a new document you can specify the number of
pages you expect it to be. (You can always add or delete pages later if
you guess wrong.) There is a checkbox in the dialog box for creating a
new document called Automatic Text Frames (or something like that).
Check this box and Scribus will create the new document with a text
frame on each page, and the frames will be linked. Now, all you have to
do is import the text into the first text frame and it will flow
automatically into the frames on the remaining pages.

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