[scribus] fold marks?

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Jun 16 13:29:12 UTC 2017

On 06/16/2017 08:31 AM, Václav Šmilauer wrote:
> I don't know that it's all that difficult to do this as you go. Once you
>> have a guide, quickly drawing lines along the guide is easy, since they
>> snap to the guide. You could also save horizontal and vertical marks to
>> the Scrapbook and paste where desired. Setting up a line style makes it
>> easy to apply a set of parameters to any line you make.
>> Manage Guides can help with some automated positioning of guides.
> In the end it was not that complicated by hand :)
> Do you think adding something like this to scribus would be desirable?
> I could modify the Guide type (which is currently qdouble) to include
> also some flags, such as whether it is PDF-exportable, and this would
> appear as an extra column in the guide manager. Let me know if there
> are some plans in that direction.

To me, adding new features like this would be dependent on getting a
sense of how often various users want or need this. There always seems
to be a new feature or variation on an existing feature that someone
would like, but their usage may be very esoteric.

The advantage of scripting is that you can make some customized
operations for yourself, and even share them on the wiki for others to
copy and modify to their own liking.

In this case, a script could be written that would get the current
guides and their positions, or create new ones, after which you could
create lines at those positions, having the characteristics you want.
The other thing about scripts is that sometimes they can allow one to
play with the idea long enough to find out how some built-in capability
might work.


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