[scribus] Question

r fenton cinderspaws at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 01:22:37 UTC 2015

Thanks Greg, you've given me a lot to chew on. One thing that catches my
attention immediately is your reference to 'Automatic Text Frames', which
I've read about but never been able to find. I'm using 1.4.4.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 03/18/2015 01:53 PM, r fenton wrote:
>> Thanks John,
>> I can copy/paste the first example of a page (R or L) but then, after
>> pasting, there seems to be no easy way to edit the text or change the
>> image.
>> Ron
>>  I think what you want to be copying are blank frames.
> Here is one potential workflow:
> Make your pages with the text frame sized as needed, then copy this page.
> Make your R image frame, sized and positioned as needed. Copy this frame
> (Ctrl+C, for example). One thing to know about this is that this not only
> copies the frame, but also its position.
> Next, go to the next R page, select it, and paste (Ctrl+V for example),
> and you will see the frame pasted precisely where it was on the original.
> Keep going ahead to as many R pages as you wish, then go back and do the
> same process for the frames on L pages.
> If your text frames will fill to the margins, you can start the document
> selecting Automatic Text Frames, which will not only place a text frame up
> to the margins on each page, but they will be automatically linked as well.
> If you create more pages later, they will also have linked text frames.
> Its also worth noting that when you save to the Scrapbook, the XPos and
> YPos of the object is also saved. So then if you named your objects Rimage
> and Limage, you can then open the Scrapbook, go to the page where you want
> to paste a copy, right-click on the correct object and select Paste to Page.
> Be sure to set the TextFlowAroundFrame before you copy or send to
> Scrapbook so you don't have to set this after pasting.
> A more advanced workflow:
> Use a script to create R and L pages, with the image frames sized and
> placed appropriately as you make each page.
> A future workflow:
> In 1.5.0 there are some new Scripter commands, copyObject() and
> pasteObject(). This allows you to run scripts like you see on this wiki
> page -
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/CopyObject%28%29_and_pasteObject%28%29
> and paste to all, odd, even, or numbered pages.
> Greg
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