[Scribus] inserting a frame into already linked frames
Tue Jul 11 08:22:02 CEST 2006
Thank you for your continues posts.
> Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:34:14 -0400
> From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] inserting a frame into already linked frames
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
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> What I am suggesting is that perhaps rather than going about it the way
> you might originally wish to, you can add a frame at the end, then
> insert the table or whatever in the middle, with adjustments in frame
> size(s) to accomplish your desired goal.
Ah, ok. Thank you for clearing that up.
I agree with you that many times (possibly most times?), adding a frame
at the end of a chain of linked frames works very well - the text just
flows, and it all just works.
However, my experience is that inserting a frame in the middle of a
chain is more efficient in some situations. A number involve scribus
table frames, since these are composed of text frames. If the table
content is inline in the text, then I need to insert the table frame at
the correct point in the chain. Adding a table frame at the end of the
chain doesn't work if the table content is in the middle of the text.
Similarly, if the chain already contains a table frame, and there is new
content before the table, then I need to add the new text frame before
the table frame - adding it after doesn't help.
> I would think that if you
> insert a frame midstream there are going to be unexpected consequences
> in spillover anyway.
My experience is different. I confess to not being an expert, neither in
DTP nor Scribus, but I have certainly encountered situations in which it
was easier for me to insert a frame in the middle of the chain - even
with the unecessary unlinking and relinking, than it was to add the
frame at the end, and then move all the other affected (20+) frames to
new pages, to accomodate the change.
Thanks again for your thoughts and input.
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