Working with latex frames

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This article is part of the HOWTOs series.
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This article is intended to be a compilation of operations pertaining to LaTeX frames.

All Working with pages:

Working with text frames
Working with Story Editor
Working with image frames
Working with Master Pages
Working with Scribus: How to begin


First you have to configure the path to your latex executable. Go to File -> Preferences -> External Tools and set the pathes for the latex executable and your editor. The easiest way to do this is to click on "Rescan" and all required values are filled in automatically.

Manual configuration

Note: Manual configuration is only required if something goes wrong or you want to do something special. First try the autoconfiguration by clicking "Rescan"! If you want to manually configure an other LaTeX executable type in the path, but make sure that the following requirement is met:

  • The output must be in a format that scribus can display in an image frame. (for example PNG, JPEG, PostScript, PDF) This means that you can't use plain LaTeX, because it produces DVI output.

You can use the following placeholder in your commandline:

  • %dir Temporary directory ( = the directory of the input file)
  • %dpi Current dpi setting
  • %file The input file (if this placeholder is not used the last parameter will automatically be the filename)