[scribus] Scribus 1.5.5 (Debian/Testing) doesn't export link text to PDFs

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Jun 16 22:24:37 UTC 2020

On 6/15/20 3:13 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> On 2020-06-15 13:14, JLuc wrote:
>> Le 15/06/2020 à 17:02, Gary Dale a écrit :
>>> The Scribus method of using PDF annotations is already clumsy - first you have to make it a type of annotation then you have to right-click it again to add the destination. Then there's the fact that the text has to be in a separate text box... Why can't I just select a piece of text inside a box then right-click on it and make it a link (or a note or whatever)?
>>> It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm working on a directory where literally half the text should be clickable links - web sites, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
>> A script could probably automate this in a nice and friendly way that fits your workflow.
> I'm using Scribus Generator to create the pages. However the template itself is a lot of work, as is modifying it. With a couple of web links and perhaps 5 e-mails and and a dozen telephone numbers, that's a lot of extra boxes that I need to create and keep lined up.
> To make matters worse, while Generator will leave text substitutions blank when a variable is empty, when it's a separate text box and a separate link box, it's impossible to have the subsequent text move up during the generation. I have to manually clean this up after the fact.

I notice that Google Chrome will link from a web address, even without any Annotation link.


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