[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 55, Issue 30

Jean-Luc Waber jeanlucwaber at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 05:26:12 UTC 2012

Hi Mary

Am 14.10.2012 20:14, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> On 10/14/2012 01:04 PM, Mary Moore wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm not sure why you're not putting this repetitive text box on the
> Master Pages...?
> As I said, you will probably need more than one Right Master Page, for
> example, depending on whether the extra text frames are there and what
> their content is.
> Page > Apply Master Page... is then where you choose where to apply the
> appropriate MP to one or a series of pages.
> Keep up the spirit, I think you're close to an AHA! moment.

These are two different things:
- one is the master page, which has only items which appear on pages 
where the master page is applied (page number, repetitive items).
- the other is the text box (or other frames with images etc.) which has 
a different content on each page. This text box you get when you create 
the page. You need to check the box "automatic text frame" when you 
create the pages. If you insert a page later you need to check the box 
"move objects with the page". Then you get new text frames which you can 
populate with your text. The insert pages command messes up the link to 
the new frame on the new page, but this can be corrected easily.
(when I first started with srcibus it took me also some time to figure 
this out ...)
I hope this helps.

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