[scribus] guides can be printed?

Gabriel Grosso ggrosso.dg at gmail.com
Sat Aug 24 09:35:58 UTC 2013

Hi, there's a script in the Scribus site created for that purpose. The
developer is also on this list. There's a link that might help.

Show document structure<https://github.com/aoloe/scribus-script-repository/blob/master/show_document_structure.py>


2013/7/8 Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>

> On 07/08/2013 07:43 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> > On 07/08/2013 07:40 AM, ZASKE Martin wrote:
> >> Hi again to the list,
> >>
> >> we are using several installations of Scribus 1.4.1 and 1.4.2 in our
> office.
> >>
> >> Now for training and for creating internal documentation (style-sheets
> >> for our team) we came across this question:
> >>
> >> How can we print the "guides" (English) or "reperes" (French), please?
> >>
> >> I tried several tricks and looked at document and printing options and
> >> could not do it, apart from creating manual dotted lines...
> >>
> >>
> >> In Corel Draw such guided are managed by way of their layer-structure.
> >> So I can easily select to show/not-show and print/not-print them all
> >> together. (Not meant as criticism, just input about a feature I have
> >> used for years.)
> >>
> >> Obviously Scribus does have its own way of showing and managing the
> >> guides, so please help if you have an idea. I believe that those guides
> >> would be useful in print whenever there is training or documentation
> >> involved, this could be useful to other users too.
> >>
> >> I tried looking into the xml document structure: Could I use the
> >> VerticalGuides information to create "normal" vertical lines (which
> >> would print)? I did some testing, but it seems that guides and lines are
> >> using different units in the xml so creating lines (by text-macro or
> >> something) feels like not-trivial.
> >>
> >
> > Maybe you could try printing screenshots.
> >
> More complex ideas:
> Manual method:
> Make a horizontal line and vertical line the width and height of the
> page. Set its properties as you wish (you seem to need about 0.5 pt
> thickness to show up reasonably well). Save each to Scrapbook. Set Page
> > Snap to Guides.
> Drag from Scrapbook to left edge of page for horizontal line, close to
> but not on top of the guide of interest (the mouse cursor shows where
> the left end of the line will be). Now slide toward the guide and line
> will snap to it. Once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty fast.
> If you do this on a Master Page it can show up on all pages, and can be
> switched off by switching the Master Page.
> More elegant:
> Make a script that first gets all the guides positions, then use
> createLine for each, afterward setting line properties as you wish.
> Again, if you do this on a Master Page it can be on every page as desired.
> Greg
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Gabriel Alberto Grosso
Oberá, Misiones
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