[scribus] Best approach in Scribus for facilitator guide/participant guide manual

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Jul 14 17:20:58 UTC 2016

On 07/14/2016 11:40 AM, Michelle Allegretti wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm new to Scribus and I'm not sure the best approach for what I need.
> I'm creating training manuals. I created a document - double sided with
> facing pages. Each page has a 2 inch text frame on the outside for
> facilitator notes and a frame for content being taught. It is so much
> easier to manage one manual. So, I want to build the facilitator manual
> and then strip out the side notes but leave the blank panels for the
> participant guide. Students can take notes in the white area.
> Do I name the note panels consecutively and write some Python code to
> clear the text for those named text frames? I'd have to learn Python,
> but I will.
> Is there an easier was to mask the side panels?

One way might be to have these text areas on another layer. If you make
a layer "non-printing" it will not export to PDF, so you can make two
versions, one where the layer is seen, one where it isn't. This doesn't
involve any Python.


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