Scribus/Aqua Templates

June 17, 2006
I promised a friend to help her with a pamphlet for her grandfather’s restaurant. I noticed that the default Scribus/Aqua came with few templates, but I found two template files searching through the Scribus site. One is called scribus-temp-all-1.2.1.tar.bz2 and the other, scribus-temp-all-1.2.tar.bz2. [Tiger’s de-compressor (BOMArchiveHelper) doesn’t open the file. Use OpenUp.]

  1. Download them, use ¨OpenUp¨ to uncompress the templates.
  2. Upon finding the install instructions failed, I asked in irc (#scribus on freenode) and was told to point the app. preferences to the template location. Rather than doing this, and remembering that OS X apps are usually self-contained I looked for a templates folder within the Scribus app.. I found it in (Cntrl-click):
    “Show package contents”>>Contents >>share>>scribus>>templates
  3. I then made a backup of this folder via finder.
  4. I dragged & dropped templates into the previously mentioned path (mentioned in step .2). You can even do this while Scribus is running, although I don’t recommend it.

If I recall, there were a few templates in scribus-temp-all-1.2.tar.bz2 that were not in scribus-temp-all-1.2.1.tar.bz2 so I mixed and matched them keeping preference for the 1.2.1. duplicates (as these are more recent), and copied this mixed batch to the templates folder within the Scribus app.. [There also a few duplicate templates within the app. and those your newly made master source. Use “command info” to get creation and last updated info. I opted for the most recent ones.]

Open a document from templates, and look at the new template options available.

You’re done.
Enjoy.

Maurice Cepeda

Last Updated: January 30, 2007

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