[scribus] Using Master Pages

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Oct 15 12:53:04 UTC 2012

hi peter
>> 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
> This is a very common misunderstanding on Master Pages. A Master Page
> works as a background for the page.
> Content on Master Pages is not editable on the page (yet). And if you
> edit the content of the Master Page it is reflected on all pages that
> have that Master Page applied to them.
> To get text frames on each page you can use automatic text frames
> (that feature will create a text frame the size of the margins for
> each page inserted) or the scrapbook.
> I think you could also duplicate pages, but both the scrapbook and the
> duplicate page way would still need linking of the text frames.
> Automatic text frames link the frames automatically (as far as I
> remember).

"insert > frames..." allows you to create a set of linked frames.

it would be nice if somebody could take the time to improve that dialog 
and let it get the the size and position from the current selection (and 
use the current selection as the first elements in the series; so no 
creation on the current page...)
personally, i have enough things to do already...


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