[Scribus] Now, back to our regularly scheduled program...

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
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.
> Regards,
> Patrick

Hello Patrick,

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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