[Scribus] Trouble with snap-to-guides

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Feb 22 01:44:29 CET 2006

Am Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2006 01:23 schrieb Steven Boothe:
> Hello all. Is there anybody out there that has managed a fair solution
> to creating business cards? I'm willing to create a template and write a
> "how to" while I go about the process of creating my own cards, but at
> the moment I've hit a snag with the snap-to-guide feature. I've just
> submitted the following bug report, but if someone here has any ideas or
> thoughts on how they managed I would be really grateful to read of them.
> (FWIW, I tried google, docs.scribus, and wiki.scribus.net first)
> Steven
> --
> Bug report:
> OS: Win2k SP2
> Build: 1.3.3cvs
> I am trying to create a template for creating business cards.
> I have set up the dimensions with some guides to help in that process
> with the expectation that once I have created one card, I can group it
> all together, and copy and paste it into the other panels as designated
> by the guides.
> Now when I set the page to "snap to guide" I cannot move the initial
> rectangle I created from one designated panel to another. My thinking
> was once I finished designing the card in one panel I would simple group
> the elements, copy and paste, and move that new group to another panel,
> etc.
> 1. Create new document (8.5 x 11 inches and .5 inch margins, default
> unit inches)
> 2. Page -> Manage guides:
> 2a. Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
> 2b. Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
> 3. View -> show guides
> 4. Page -> snap to guides
> 5. Insert shape (rectangle) to fit in upper left area sized for a
> typical 2x3.5 inch business card, and resize so that it fills entire
> region bounded by the guides.
> 6. Now try and drag that new shape to the another region. It should not
> work.
> 7. Try copying and pasting, then moving the new rectange. It should not
> work.
> That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating
> business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching
> the usual places but didn't find anything.
> Thanks!

Hi Steven,

you can:

1) try to multiple duplicate you card after disabling "snap to guides", 
arrange all items approximately and then re-activate "snap"

2) move items with the arrow keys.



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