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

Michelle Allegretti michelle.allegretti at canonical.com
Thu Jul 14 19:23:45 UTC 2016

Sounds like a marvelous idea. Thank you.

On 07/14/2016 12:20 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
> Greg
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