[scribus] page grid asymetry

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Jan 25 08:23:41 UTC 2012

hi hadmut,

> Am 24.01.2012 16:27, schrieb a.l.e:
> > without knowing what you're trying to do, it's a bit hard to tell,
> > but, basically, i would tell you not to use the grid and create a
> > typographical grid on the master page, instead.
> >
> I plan to create photobooks with inkscape since I am more than tired
> of these proprietary windows programs printing service providers
> offer.
> Therefore, I want to place pictures of varying sizes and orientations
> in a regular way.

that's what a typographic grid is for.


you don't have to use it in a dogmatic way (as the article correctly
points out), but if you're going for a grid, i think that this is the
way to go!

> > you can read about it in wikipedia and use page > manage guides >
> > rows and columns to create one.

> I do know these guides.
> However, If I add all those guides I'd need for a photobook of 200
> pages, I'd end up in creating the grid manually.

it takes a few seconds to create a full typographic grid. you will
place it in your master pages.

depending on how you plan to layout your pictures you will make it more
ore less dense.

you don't have to manually place the guides on your page, you just
choose the number of colums and rows + a gap between them (and
reference them to the margin).

the task gets a bit more difficult if you want to match the rows,
the top and lower margin and the baseline grid. personally, i've written
a script that helps you do this and i plan to publish it after having
tested it throughly (i've used it only once until now...).

> Well, creating picture books is related to both, vector graphics and
> DTP.

no, a picture book is clearly a DTP work in my eyes. no vector involved.

> Which leaves the question open, why scribus offers a grid if I am not
> supposed to use it.

in my experience you'd better not use it for DTP work. scribus can do
some vector graphics and therefore it has a grid, too.

but this is not what you want to do.

have a nice day!

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