[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 57, Issue 5

Jeff McNeill jeff at jeffmcneill.com
Tue Dec 4 03:40:34 UTC 2012


Thanks Staffan. Does this mean that style-driven text is not available? I
understand I can put a text frame on every given page and change the text
contents manually. Perhaps I misunderstood the suggestion?

If this is not available, is it somewhere on the roadmap or listed as a
feature request? I would be happy to add this feature request if it is not
in the database. I couldn't find anything, but it could be listed by a
different name than "Style-driven running head"

In Indesign they call it a "text variable" which can be defined based on a

Jeff McNeill

> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:02:59 +0100
> From: "Staffan Melin (Oscillator)" <staffan.melin at oscillator.se>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Support for Style-driven running heads
> Hi,
> I'd solve this by having a "Chapter start" master spread, and place
> the Chapter Title on the page (not MASTER page). You can put Guides on
> the Master to facilitate placement.
> Regards.
> Staffan
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Jeff McNeill <jeff at jeffmcneill.com> wrote:
> > Hello there,
> >
> > I've read this and wanted to know if Scribus is still limited and cannot
> > grab the content of a most recent style-marked text. This is needed to be
> > able to do running heads, for example with a Chapter Title. Otherwise I
> > need new master pages for each chapter?
> >
> > Limitation described here:
> > http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/adding-master-pages-scribus
> >
> > Would really like to not have to create another 40 master pages for 20
> > chapters per book, and have to assign those to all the various pages.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > --
> > Jeff McNeill
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