[Scribus] Re-flowing text frames

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Sat Feb 5 00:10:10 CET 2005

David a ?crit :
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> I just started to prepare my first document with Scribus.
> I created a few pages and then added laboriously text frames to these 
> pages (I can not use template). Then linked them and filled them with 
> text.

Hi David,

Sorry, it skipped my mind to give a hint on that in my previous answer 
and since you're planning on doing a large document, maybe you'll find 
the following useful.

You want to avoid having to add manually a linked text frame to each 
page. And the template doesn't allow to put a text frame and fill it 
afterwards. No problem.

When you first create your new document, define your margins and check 
the "Automatic text frame" option.
When you'll import your text, Scribus will not (not yet!) create 
automatically the number of pages needed to accomodate your text BUT all 
you'll have to do is go to the Page menu and add (insert) just how many 
pages you wish and all these pages will be linked, so you'll soon see 
your text flow. Don't be fooled by the screen refresh. Just navigate 
your document and you'll see your text. That easy!




Then I needed to remove one page in the middle of the chain. I
> unlinked that page from previuos one and deleted it. But it is 
> impossible to link this previous text frame to the page that became the 
> next one, unless you unlink it from the next one. Then you can link text 
> frames.
> It means you first have to destroy all the links in your chain, and then 
> recreate them to have the text reflow.
> Is it known behaviour? Is there a workaround?
> David
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