[scribus] Resizing entire layouts

Silvain Dupertuis silvain-dupertuis at bluewin.ch
Wed Aug 17 15:13:34 UTC 2022

As for me,

at least with the same aspect-ratio, I would not try and do this within Scribus, but 
rather at the level of PDF.

  * use *one base Scribus file* in one of the selected page sizes (the largest one,
  * export to PDF
  * resize the PDF output using print to PDF (works only with a fixed aspect ratio!)

A second option would be to export to PDF from the main document

  * as separate pages
  * put these PDF pages into image frames in a Scribus blank document with a different
    page size
  * these frames and their content can be adjusted at will
  * if the aspect ratio is changed, rather than changing the proportions, you could some
    margins and keep the same aspect ratio for these frames.
  * exporting this new Scribus file to PDF (be sure to check the option «embed PDF and EPS»)

I have used a similar procedure as this second option to impose brochures on double-pages 
for the printing shop...


Le 17.08.22 à 11:06, Thorsten Wilms a écrit :
> Hi!
> My current task is adjusting an existing layout to different formats.
> This could be a simple job of just scaling the whole thing, followed by
> a few tweaks to fill the gaps caused by a different aspect ratio. It
> isn’t in Scribus, due to 2 bugs:
> - Scaling a text frame along with font size and line height via
> Alt-Drag only works on a single frame.
> - Scaling a group works until one ungroups it to edit parts of it, as
> then text frames jump back to their initial line height.
> Undo after trying either of these is broken, too.
> There are old bug reports about these:
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3423
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15783
> Both with severity “minor”. Well, these make Scribus almost unusable
> for my current job.
> Does anyone here know a workaround?
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> Thorsten Wilms<t_w_ at freenet.de>
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