[scribus] Question about page properties

Ian Whitfield whitfield at telkomsa.net
Thu Oct 11 07:46:01 UTC 2012

Hi All

A question to do with page properties ...

I have a 50 page Journal that I produce every month. I use the "Rolling 
Template" style of doing this, ie I take the last issue, delete all the 
photos and text, re-date it and re-number it (on the Master pages) and 
start to populate it with the new material. This way I retain any 
changes I have made to the layout as I go along.

Most months, as sections change in size, I have to add and delete pages. 
My question is - how can I, (or is it possible to make Scribus), 
re-order the Left and Right layout of the pages correctly when you do 
this? If I add a page it sets the new page correctly _but_ all 
subsequent pages are now incorrect. Likewise if I delete a page all 
subsequent pages are incorrect and one needs to go through the whole 
rest of the document correcting this and, worse still, re-aligning text 
frames, graphics etc.

So to paraphrase If I have a 5 page document it would be -
Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.
If I now _ADD_ a new page in the second position I get -
Right, Left, Left, Right, Left, Right.
Instead of -
Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left.

I seem to think that one time I was experimenting with a different 
layout and got this to work correctly but I could be wrong!! If I have 
done something wrong in my current layout or Materpages I have no idea 
what it is and would be pleased to know.

I'm using Scribus 1.3.9 on PCLinuxOS 2012.

Thanks for any help.

Ian W

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