[scribus] Question about page properties

Mary Moore tennesseelady21 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 14:52:54 UTC 2012


I too have had problems with page numbering.  I have used scribus for 2
novels.  This first I was very new to scribus for the first novel so it was
really trial and error.  I have just finished a second book for 383 pages.
I think i had to create about a dozen master pages.  I too had problems
when I inserted pages where I did not want page numbers to appear.  This
threw off my master pages and the odd master was on the even and vice versa.

While I could insert double blank pages, it causes the book to look
uneven.  ie why is there a blank page all of a sudden.  Plus a commercial
printer charges per page so it also cost me money.

I really like scribus overall but admit this has been a real issue for me.

Thanks, Mary

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 10/11/2012 03:46 AM, Ian Whitfield wrote:
> > 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.
> This sounds like a job for a script. Aside from assigning a different
> Master Page, AFAIK you should just be shifting the page's contents left
> or right.
> A script would first make a list of all objects on the page, then one by
> one shift the X-Pos left or right according to user choice by a
> specified amount.
> If there is some other layout issue, there is the "Unflip" script on the
> wiki, which probably still works:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Un-Flip_all_Selected_Items
> since sometimes the layout needs to be different depending on whether
> the page is Right or Left.
> Greg
> PS: I'll try playing around a bit later today. I think this should be a
> very simple script to write.
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