[scribus] main window persistently off-screen

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Sat Feb 9 02:44:03 UTC 2013

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG <kj4ufg at sera.org>wrote:

> Isn't there a setting in Preferences somewhere that determines how far
> from the left side of the Scribus window the left document edge resides?
> I've had the same problem in Linux/Scribus 1.3.8 or so, and believe I
> recall finding a parameter in Preferences that had gotten out of a workable
> range.

It's a bit unusual to reply to one's own post, but i did some research on
the parameter I referred to above and found it.    It's at File -> Document
Setup ->  Display -> General -> Scratch Space.   One can set the distance
from the left edge of the Scibus window to the left edge of the document.
So, in the event it gets moved, the Document Setup dialog will always
display near the left border of the Scribus window and one can simply
change the current settings to something more suitable and thereby move the
window into a display-able position.

> I have a similar problem that occurs about 4 times a year wherein the X
> and Y coordinates change from the upper left corner of the page to the
> upper left corner of the DOCUMENT!   Most annoying but I've yet to learn
> exactly where that setting is and, moreover, WHY it gets changed.

The setting that gets changed for me each quarter (mine is a quarterly rag)
is on the same page/same window in Document Setup.  It's the Rulers
Relative To Page property which seems to become unchecked through some
magic since I NEVER go into that Document Setup page unless it is to check
that property once again.

Me wonders if that may be somehow related to the mysterious off-page frame
that appears when inserting a page in a long document.

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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