[Scribus] A few questions (gradients, styles)

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Sep 5 12:38:51 CEST 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 15:45, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 04:45, Grzegorz Staniak wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > 
> > Please excuse me if what I ask are FAQs, I started using Scribus just
> > two days ago (I'm trying to create a graphics exhibition catalog) and
> > I've tried to find answers in the on-line docs, without success so far,
> > for a couple of simple questions:
> > 
> > 1) Is it possible to apply a gradient to a text frame? So far it looks
> > to me like I have to convert text to curves in order to do that. Is it
> > possible to convert it back to text if I need to change it?
> It does not appear to be possible on a standard text frame at present.
> My approach would be to create a shape that matched the text frame and
> add a gradient to that.
> > 2) Does Scribus have a styles mechanism,
> Paragraph and line styles, yes. I'm not aware of much else though.
> >  i.e. can I assign some elements
> > to a style and then change its properties to modify all those elements
> > at once?
> While no expert, I'm under the impression that this it not supported by
> the styles mechanism. Object styles could be nice though... (*goes and
> jots that down*). Currently I'm not aware of a way to do things like
> alter object positions or shapes via styles.

If you mean text properties like font, size etc, then Yes is the answer

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