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Album Review: United States Albums

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Posted 12/05/2020   11:58 am  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi baker,
I tried to send you a PM, but you have the ability to receive PM's disabled.

As an alternative to Scribus, unless you are already familiar with Scribus, you might want to give AlbumEasy, which is also free, a try.
I know of many AlbumEasy users that have tried both AlbumEasy and Scribus (with and without the PMGS script), that find the former a far less cumbersome way of creating albums.
On the other hand, to be honest, a fair number of people do not like AlbumEasy at all

Anyway, to help you make up your own mind you might want to spend a few minutes watching the introductory video/ tutorial to see if it is for you:

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Clive
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Posted 12/05/2020   12:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add baker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Not good to post your email address.


Yes, I kinda thought the same...
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Posted 12/05/2020   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add baker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Clive,


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Hi baker,
I tried to send you a PM, but you have the ability to receive PM's disabled.

Yes, I think it's because I am very new to the forum. I'm just getting back into collecting after a long hiatus, but even settling on an album, I anticipated that some customization would be needed. Just the nature of the beast I guess. I will look at AlbumEasy. I am completely new to Scribus.
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Posted 12/05/2020   12:27 pm  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
baker,
As a new member, you cannot send messages, but you should be able to receive them.

If you look at the top of this page, you should see a button bar, with the second button labelled "Tools". Click on the "Tools" button, then on "Manage your profile".
After entering your login information you will be able to edit your profile. Look for the drop-down labelled "Allow Forum Members
to Send you E-Mail?" and make sure that it is set to yes.
Then press "submit"
Hopefully, that will allow forum members to contact you directly.
Clive
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Posted 12/05/2020   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add baker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Clive,

Cheers! I fixed that!
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New members 50 posts required to use the email system. Security and getting to know you and you ....
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Posted 12/06/2020   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Hello apastuszak,

If you see this, I was looking into PMGS-SAPG for Scribus. I'm learning how to use it. One thing I can't figure out: You seem to have added a double border around the whole page to match up to the format of the Heirloom pages. I can't see anything that controls this in either the SAPG, or in Scribus. Any tips on how you did this?
Thanks!


I made the double border by hand. You should be able to download any of my pages and just cut and paste out of the master page.

I have a blank Scribus file with just the border in the master pages (left and right) and load a copy of that and run the script and then do a "Save As" from there.
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Free Ukrainian Stamp Album and modified Mystic Stamp Album Pages - http://www.stamphacks.com
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Eire Philatelic Association Member #2869: http://www.eirephilatelicassoc.org/
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Posted 12/06/2020   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Hi baker,
I tried to send you a PM, but you have the ability to receive PM's disabled.

As an alternative to Scribus, unless you are already familiar with Scribus, you might want to give AlbumEasy, which is also free, a try.
I know of many AlbumEasy users that have tried both AlbumEasy and Scribus (with and without the PMGS script), that find the former a far less cumbersome way of creating albums.
On the other hand, to be honest, a fair number of people do not like AlbumEasy at all


AlbumEasy is indeed a great tool. The only reason I am not using it is because it doesn't handle free-form descriptions under the stamps well. So, I need Scribus for that. And I didn't want to use 2 different tools.

If someone has a Mystic template for AlbumEasy, I would love to check it out.

I tried to do something with LaTeX a while back. I got halfway there and then I gave up.
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Free Ukrainian Stamp Album and modified Mystic Stamp Album Pages - http://www.stamphacks.com
Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society Member #1212: http://www.upns.org
Eire Philatelic Association Member #2869: http://www.eirephilatelicassoc.org/
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Posted 12/06/2020   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add baker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I made the double border by hand. You should be able to download any of my pages and just cut and paste out of the master page.

I have a blank Scribus file with just the border in the master pages (left and right) and load a copy of that and run the script and then do a "Save As" from there.

Thanks! I will try it.

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AlbumEasy is indeed a great tool. The only reason I am not using it is because it doesn't handle free-form descriptions under the stamps well. So, I need Scribus for that. And I didn't want to use 2 different tools.

Seems like the descriptions problem would be kind of a deal-breaker. I still want to check it out.
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Posted 01/02/2021   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, does anyone use the Minkus All-American album? If so, could you post a review?
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Free Ukrainian Stamp Album and modified Mystic Stamp Album Pages - http://www.stamphacks.com
Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society Member #1212: http://www.upns.org
Eire Philatelic Association Member #2869: http://www.eirephilatelicassoc.org/
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