[Scribus] Text for book cover.

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Mar 15 01:55:12 CET 2006

On Wednesday 15 March 2006 01:49, John R. Culleton wrote:
> Building my first book cover in Scribus. So far the following
> problems to be dealt with.
> 1. I don't find a way to establish a uniform background color
> for the whole page. So as I create each block of text etc. I am
> coloring them individually. Is there a way to just color the
> whole page?

Put a layer with a coloured polygon covering the page. Page colour is not 
printed, although u can change it for display purposes.

> 2. I need to rotate the text for the spine 90 degrees. I can do
> it in Gimp, rotate there, and then import it as a graphic but
> there should be a more direct way.

Rotate your text frame on properties palette.

> 3. I put a graphic on the front page. Now I want to put white
> text over the top of it. I don't seem to be able to see the text
> at all. I colored the background of the text block 0 opaque.
> The text doesn't show whether I color it black or white.

Is your text frame 1 or more levels above the image frame?

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