[scribus] updating positions by editing positions

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Oct 30 00:32:42 UTC 2018

On 10/29/18 7:12 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> One of the things I hate about Scribus is that it seems to duplicate styles on a whim. In one document I'm currently working on, it created 40 copies of the styles. One of the things I like about it is that I can fix this with a text editor by removing the duplicated styles directly then saving the file. This is a lot faster than removing them using the style delete dialogue.
> I have a document that I need to make multiple changes to the positions and widths of numerous text objects - the same changes for each of hundreds of objects that I could presumably do directly by editing the .sla file. However when I look at the object positions, the numbers don't make sense.
> For example, a 136mm x 7mm text object that is located 9mm from the left margin and 7mm from the top of the page shows as XPOS="125.512611023622" YPOS="1343.85051968504" WIDTH="385.511811023622" HEIGHT="19.8425196850394".
> Another 24mm x 28mm object 5mm lower shows as XPOS="125.512611023622" YPOS="1358.0237480315" WIDTH="68.0314960629921" HEIGHT="79.3700787401575".
> From the width & height, and the offset for the second object, it appears that the internal unit is around 0.3mm but where do the XPOS and YPOS numbers come from?

I'm not sure why, but it looks like these numbers are points, and are referenced to the canvas -- the space around the document.


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