[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 55, Issue 30

Mary Moore tennesseelady21 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 15:40:37 UTC 2012

I have a question on this.  I have completed one novel about 320 pages
using Scribus and am at the final stages of another about 383 pages.  I
already have the commercial print margins I need when I began my layout.
What I don't know how to do is create left and right master pages where I
can not only maintain my numbering system but also maintain a uniform text
box.  When I add pages it keeps my left and right but the text box
disappears and I have to go page by page to enter another.  Perhaps I am
not doing it correctly.  I create a text box for the title of the book for
the right or odd pages and another for the author of the book for the left
or even pages.  It is a small text box at the top of the page.  I then
create another text box under that for the chapter content. Please help.

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Ian "Witty" Whitfield <
editor at federalsaints.net> wrote:

> On 10/14/2012 02:00 PM,  Jean-Luc wrote:
>> If I understand you correctly, your left and right pages have the same
>> left and right margins. But if you prepare a book you will need a bigger
>> margin in the center to allow for binding and this shifts all the frames to
>> the left on left pages and to the right on right pages. By inserting a
>> page, even by applying left and right master pages, all frames on the
>> following pages stay where they were before.
>> Now Greg's script is very cool and solves the problem now, but for future
>> versions of scribus i would like what a.l.e proposed, that is being able to
>> add this margins after finishing the document, before producing the PDF.
>> Jean-Luc
> My requirements are to have the different margins left and right for the
> binding.
> However John Ghormley gave me an idea and I'm currently experimenting by
> having an 'all centered' layout, (but increasing the L and R margins to
> allow for the eventual "corrected" margins), for all the prep work. Then
> once I've done that I can apply Greg's script which seems to work very well
> and I got no errors when I tried it out here.
> My one "complaint/suggestion" is the page number requirement - if you are
> only doing a few pages it works fine but what if you have a 250 page book
> and you add a new page near the front..... You now need to type in about
> 150 page numbers!!! Could "end" be added to the script in some way to avoid
> this???
> IanW
> Pretoria SA
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