[scribus] Paper size, layers and other issues

Staffan Melin (Oscillator) staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Sat Feb 2 20:22:58 UTC 2013


I don't have a clue as to what causes this behavior, but have you
tried to start another instance of Scribus with a blank doc, and
copy-paste the objects into this?

If I create a new doc, set height to 864 and width to 1296 Scribus
automatically switches to Custom, Landscape. As it should.

Kind regards,


On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> I need to reproduce a cover originally done in InDesign. I have to
> finish this by Monday morning. I have a PDF of the cover from InDesign,
> which I placed on a Background layer and set opacity of the Background
> layer to 20%. I just wanted the image there so I could recreate all the
> objects and position them the same as they were in the original. Then I
> created a New Layer to place all the new objects on. My plan was to
> delete the Background layer after recreating all the objects on the New
> Layer.
> Output will be to my own Xerox Phaser 7400DN.
> I have it mostly done, so I decided to print it to see how it looked.
> The printout came out blank. In the Layers window I have the background
> layer unchecked for printing, and the New Layer checked. All the
> objects that I created are on the new layer. They appear fine on
> screen, but none will print. Exporting to PDF results in a blank PDF.
> However, If I uncheck the visible icon for the Background in the Layers
> palette, everything disappears from the screen. It appears that all the
> objects that are on the New Layer are really on the Background layer.
> So I opened the Outline window, right-clicked on each object, and saw
> that every one is on the New Layer. Also, even with the Background
> layer visible and selected, I cannot select the background image. Also,
> the Background layer and the PDF image on it do not appear in Outline.
> So my first problem is, what is wrong with my layers?
> My second problem is the page size. The cover will be printed on 12
> inch by 18 inch heavy stock. In the Xerox print options this is
> referred to as Tabloid Extra. In Scribus I see no such page size
> option, or anything close to it. So I chose Custom, and then set the
> height to 864 points and the width to 1296 points. So far so good, but
> the button for Portrait-Landscape remains on Portrait. Worse, the size
> of the sheet on screen is 864 points wide and 1296 points high. If I
> use the button to select Landscape then Scribus swaps the numbers for
> height and width so the page is still portrait.
> So my second question is, how do I create a 12 x 18 inch landscape
> page?
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