[scribus] Editing an existing document (ShapeOko build instructions) --- adding graphics to a master page not showing?

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue May 14 23:45:47 UTC 2013

On 05/14/2013 06:41 PM, Jeffrey Merrow wrote:
> The Master page is behind the background layer of book block pages.
> The Master page itself can contain multiple layers and levels, but the complete sandwich that comprises the Master page is still the base for any content layers that are contained in the book block.
> Though the Master page was being applied after the book block pages had been created, the stack of Master page layer-1 through Master page layer-n are all placed behind Page-x Layer-1.
> It would make it extremely difficult to work on pages upon which the Master page had already been applied if the Master page did not reside in the background.
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> Subject: [scribus] Editing an existing document (ShapeOko build instructions) --- adding graphics to a master page not showing?
> Okay, I am:
> - working on the instructions for an opensource milling machine downloaded from Github
> - have had to split the cover off as a separate file, since I couldn't get the cover page numbered as ``A'' in the exported .pdf despite finding File | Document Setup | Sections and setting the first page to be ``A''
> - have been coping w/ interface limitations
> - tried to place a graphic on _all_ the pages by:
> - making a new layer
> - moving it to the top
> - editing the Master Page ``Normal'' and pasting in the desired graphic and putting it on the new, top-most layer
> - applying the Master Page to all pages
> The graphic isn't showing up on top of the existing content --- why not?
There has been some discussion about making Master Pages more flexible 
in various ways, but so far no action in that direction.
I tried to see if I could add a new choice in the Scrapbook to be able 
to paste some item to all pages (by right-clicking on the item), and 
couldn't manage to figure that out (yet).


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