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Fri Nov 7 01:08:56 CET 2003
On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 18:51, Magic Page wrote:
> Franz Schmid wrote:
> > Magic Page wrote:
> >> Hey guys,
> >> Ok, just got and compiled the last cvs 1.1.3cvs and it compiled
> >> nicely. Everything looks good and haven't really tested it much yet,
> >> but still disappointed that the line problem has not been addressed.
> >> Why are the drawn lines set by default to have text flow turned on so
> >> that text runs around any lines? The lines should be just objects,
> >> dumb objects that you put on the page which should not affect anything
> >> else by default.
> >> Of course, in earlier versions, you could actually change the
> >> settings, much like the drawn boxes, if you want text flow to be
> >> adjusted around the object. Lines lost that ability somewhere along
> >> the updates though. It does make it difficult to build lined forms
> >> you know with text. :o)
> > You're right, the ability to change the textflow around lines is currently
> > not available. But for the moment there is an easy solution for your
> > problem,
> > just use the layers. When I must create docs like yours I always put the
> > lines
> > on a background layer and the Textboxes in a layer above.
> > Best Regards,
> > Franz Schmid
> Thanks Franz,
> Yes, I had thought of that as well, but haven't yet used layers, so will
> play with that some. You still have the problem though, if you need for
> the lines to help separate the text or act as separations? Or would
> layers also make that possible? I guess it would be a good time to play
> with layers and test.
Don't be shy..:)
Layers work very well in Scribus. Moreover, they do not cause any
problems with PDF or printing in my experience.
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