[scribus] Pre-flight warnings

Nicola Griffin nickigriffin at mac.com
Mon Dec 2 13:55:03 UTC 2013

Hi Mark

This might help with your pre-flight stuff: http://documentation.scribus.net/index.php/The_Preflight_Verifier

The Text overrun tells you that all your text hasn't fitted in the text box- sometimes this is because you have carriage returns after the text. You can easily see if this is the case in Text Editor. It says Background because that's the layer you're in. If you look at the bottom of the screen you'll a box that shows you the layer you are in. For example, I usually have a Background layer and on top of that a Cover Text layer.

The PDF often appears ok even if you ignore warnings. However, if you send it to a commercial printer there are likely to be problems.

Not sure why you can't see all your pages together unless you've created them all as separate pages. Normally in a document you scroll down just as in Word. You can easily change minimise the size of the page if that's your difficulty. At the bottom of the page is a box with percentage in it. Though maybe this isn't what you mean.

You might find View\Preview Mode useful for seeing how your pages will look without guide marks etc on them.


Nicki Griffin

The Skipper & Her Mate 
New Island Books

floating boater

On 2 Dec 2013, at 12:35, Mark Stevens <fmas at post4.tele.dk> wrote:

> Hi
> Got started with Scribus recently and seem to have got the hang of most things.
> Fairly simple to get started with, but I have a couple of issues that I hope someone might enlighten me with.
> After finshing a page and saving it, I do a Preflight check.
> I don't understand the warnings I get, for example: 
> Side 1, warning Text4 text overrun, then a black square, then 'Background'
> (My windows machine is running Danish, so the text is actually in Danish.)
> When I mark one of these warnings, I see the text area, but fail to see why there is a warning.
> If I make the page into a pdf, and print, there are no faults.
> Secondly, I have about 50 pages, but dont see how I can view them together, unless exporting them all to pdf.
> OK, so I am used to Word, where I can minimise and see nearly all the pages in one documment.
> Is this possible in Scribus now or ever?
> steve
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