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Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide by Cedric Gemy

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Time for action - using default master pages

When you create a new document, Scribus automatically creates one or more master pages: one for a single-page document, two for a double-sided, and three for three-folded and four-folded documents.

  1. Create a new Letter, 8 pages double-sided document, with Magazine margins.
  2. Go to Windows | Arrange Pages and verify that you have two master pages, Normal Left and Normal Right.
  3. Double-click on the Normal Left page from the Arrange Pages top part: Scribus will show the content of the master page instead of the current page.
  4. See that this master page has margins. A quick glance at Page | Manage Page Properties will show that Magazine margins are used as defined in the New Document window.
  5. Change the margins to ...

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