[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 55, Issue 30

Mary Moore tennesseelady21 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 17:04:55 UTC 2012

I thank you for your reply.  I again reviewed the master pages and page
numbering.  As I said I create two master pages one for the left and one
for the right.  However on each of these pages I need an additional text
box for the text of the book itself.  While I can add pages and indicate
that I need the proper odd and even I have to add the 2nd text box to each
and every page.  This would not be a problem with a few pages but when you
are doing several hundred it is quite tedious to copy and paste this 2nd
text box to each page.  I have gone over the instructions and I hope I am
missing something but I can't seem to apply my master pages with any more
then the text box at the top with my numbering.

BTW my first book printed fine at the commercial printers.  I am just
trying to make it easier to create novels.


On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>wrote:

> On 10/14/2012 11:40 AM, Mary Moore wrote:
> > 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.
> Hi Mary,
> It would be good for you to read both Working with Master Pages in the
> online manual, but also the article on Page Numbering, so you can
> understand how to end up with numbers as you want them.
> In your case, you will need more than single Right and Left Master Page,
> since you are changing content according to the chapter.
> You can duplicate Master Pages, so you don't have to start over for each
> one.
> Then make sure you understand about the separate process of applying
> Master Pages after you have created them.
> Greg
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