[scribus] Importing user created templates

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Sat Feb 18 12:55:17 UTC 2017

Since this list is so helpful, I took some time and found this:

Scribus 1.5.2 running in French on

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit running in English and German

I make a document and then save as template (all naming approximative
because of the French gui) CTRL+ALT+S

Scribus is first asking me to chose a folder and is proposing this:


I even made a subfolder (inside \templates) and named it

Next Scribus is asking me a name for my new template and I get creative
naming it my_first_template. I can even fill many more details like
categories, dimensions, author-name etc etc; all this also very obvious
and helpful to offices with many different templates or shared

When I now want to create a new document from my own template I just
select new-from-template in the file-menu  CTRL+ALT+N

It is giving me a nice window with folders on the left and little
pre-view-thumbs. And guess what, my own fresh folder is listed on the
left right among the existing default folders (brochures, flyers,
letters, etc.) but it is not giving my self-chosen name, but is called
something generic in French (modèles personnels).

This is no problem for me, still very obvious, but potentially a problem
for users who want to create a massive and deep structure of personal
template folders-and-subfolders with their own naming.

Once I have created my new document from the template, it shows an
interesting name on the window-title-bar until I first save it,
reminding me of its origins.

All this looks very obvious and "right" to me. I also keep running a
1.4.6 on my machine in parallel and a recent pre-compiled 1.5.3. My
Windows is far from a fresh install, having seen many experiments and
adventures. So well done Scribus-team!

Hope this helps some users,


On 18.02.2017 03:54, Ken Springer wrote:
> Hi, Tomas,
> I also have a Linux Mint system and Mac El Capitan system.  Scribus
> 1.4.6 installed on both.  I think I have 1.4.6 and 1.5.2 installed on W7.
> My question is based on my W10 system where both are also installed.
> But I'm using l.5.2 in W10 since that will be the new stable release,
> and I would rather learn that version.  As for why W10, I do some
> computer tutoring for seniors, and a lot of them are baffled by W10. I'm
> writing a series of help articles for them, depending on their
> questions, so I learn both W10 and 1.5.2 at the same time.
> You're not going to see me using W10 as my regular system in the future.
>  It will probably be Linux Mint when/if this old Mac dies.  I've had it
> since early 2009, starting with 10.5 Leopard.
> On 2/17/17 9:53 AM, tomas wrote:
>> ok, you will like the first solution : ”without any document open
>> preferences/path/document template -> go to folder”,
>>  but I don’t now if the folder added like this, will ad the templates
>> to the existent templates from open option ”open from templates” -
>> allready have implicit templates, or will replace it all with with
>> your own folder - I can’t verify, I’m Mac and Linux user.

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