[Scribus] Lazy question

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Feb 2 00:03:06 CET 2006

Hi John,

Am Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2006 23:28 schrieb Louis Desjardins:
> John R. Culleton a ?crit :
> > I supose this is buried in the docs somewhere but allow me a lazy
> > man's question:
> >
> > Is there a reasonably convenient way to shape text aganst a curved
> > or irregular graphic? Something like this:
> > xxxxxx
> > xxxxx
> > xxxx
> > xxx
> > xxxx
> > xxxxx
> > xxxxxxx
> > etc.
> >
> > I see both book covers and cocktail table book interiors with this
> > feature.
> The lazy answer is yes. :)
> You might want to know how to do it, don't you?!
> In the Properties palette under Shape tab you have a check box "Text
> flows around frame". There is no way to actually set the text a bit off
> the shape so you might need to use 2 irregular graphics : one with a
> none color for pushing the text, and one filled as you wish to show the
> graphic itself.

And for more convenience: If you have an irregular graphic, you can explore 
the power of scribus. Create the vector object you want to shape the text 
again. Then, properties > Shape > Edit shape, select "Edit contour line" and 
enlarge the distance by %. Back in properties > shape, select "Text flows 
around frame" AND "Use contour line".

Another possibility: Create the shape, then go to Item > Multiple duplicate. 
Choose 1 copy, and set offset in both fields to zero. In the Colour tab, set 
colour to "None" and in X, Y, Z enlarge the object as you need it. This will 
give you a maximum of control. Don't forget to select "Text flows around 
frame" and "Use contour line". Finally, you should group both objects.
> Louis



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