[scribus] guides can be printed?

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Mon Aug 26 20:37:45 UTC 2013

Thank you Gabriel!

I am not at work at the moment and could only do a quick test, but it
looks very promissing, does more than what I had asked for...


On 24.08.2013 10:35, Gabriel Grosso wrote:
> 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>
> Later
> 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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