[Scribus] need help creating a "green bar paper" effect

Charles Bueche charles
Tue May 2 10:36:51 CEST 2006


I had the same need, and you cannot do it for now. The only way is an
image behind the text.

See the discussion I had on this subject :


On lun, 2006-05-01 at 15:23 -0400, Bob Billson wrote:
> Hi all! I am designing an information booklet for my local volunteer
> rescue squad. I have a long list of information with each line containing
> unique information. Kind along the lines of name, address, etc but a bit
> more complicated.
> To make it easier for people's eye to stay on the correct line, I am
> looking to create an effect where each line has an alternating background
> color; similar to the old green bar computer printer paper.
> I'm still a newbie with Scribus so I not sure how to create the effect.
> The booklet will have about 36 pages of US letter-size paper printed in
> landscape mode.
> I want to work it out so alternating background is a separate layer from
> the actual text. This way we don't have to rearrange the colored
> backgrounds when new information is added.
> I'm working with Scribus 1.2.x although I'll play with 1.3 if would do the
> job better. I looked through the Wiki and templates, but so far no ideas
> have come to mind.
> Can anyone give me a push in the right direction? Thanks!
>            bob

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