[scribus] Master Pages vs. Templates?

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Wed Oct 10 05:36:27 UTC 2012


w/Scribus v1.4.1, Winx64/sp1

Thanks for the reply.

I am able to use the Import Master Pages dialog and select the Master 
Page I want. However, there is no way to retain the settings of the 
Master Page selected:

1) The dialog does not offer a confirmation button to save the selected 
Imported Master Page settings, so upon closing the dialog with the only 
option - the x button on top right - the page reverts to the previous 

2) With the Import Master Pages dialog still open and the Master Page I 
want has changed the appearance of the current page, I can save the 
page, but the Import Master Pages dialog is still open and must be 
closed. When that dialog is closed, the page reverts to the previous 
settings and all properties of the selected Master Page from the Import 
Master Pages dialog are lost again.

I can not discover any way to retain the properties form the Imported 
Master Page for the current document.


On 10/9/2012 9:59 PM, Christen Anderson wrote:
> Hi Barry,
> On 10/9/2012 9:35 PM, Barry McKenna wrote:
>> John,
>> Thanks for your reply. The "manual" part of importing master pages
>> from another document is totally unintelligible for me, on a windows
>> install anyway. I've tried every variation of working with master
>> pages that are described in the wiki and the book.
>> Barry
>> On 10/9/2012 8:28 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>> Master pages are specific to a document. However, you can import master
>>> pages from any document into the document you are working on at the
>>> moment. You must do so manually.
> Have you tried the steps shown on
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Help:Manual_Masterpages#Creating_Master_Pages?
> If you scroll down a bit from the link given, you will see the third
> option on the Master Page dialog is "Import Master Page." Is there
> something missing from the instructions?
> hth,
> Christen

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