[Scribus] Resizing Problem

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri May 12 20:05:54 CEST 2006

Am Freitag, 12. Mai 2006 16:58 schrieb secular:
> I'm new to Scribus and this forum. I like what I see so far in both.
> I have a problem in Windows XP, and I don't know if I'm the cause or if
> it's Scribus.
> When I try to resize a square shape, for example, I can't resize by
> grabbing a corner or a side and dragging. I can resize through the
> properties box, but this is quite cumbersome.

You can resize a shape with the mouse. Just wait until the cursor becomes a 
double headed arrow, then drag. Currently the only problem is that the 
behaviour of the cursor isn't always as expected, i.e. sometimes the double 
arrow is shown, while it should be the crossed one for moving and the other 
way around. Remember, this is a developer version. Sometimes you have to try 
two or more times.
> When I double-click a square, I get the nodes window, and I can then resize
> by dragging, but I'd like to keep the square a square. What I mean is that
> I have to be very precise when dragging this way, as I can easily warp the
> shape.

You can enlarge or scale down either the shape or the outline precisely on 
percent base or based on your default unit with the spin boxes in the "Edit 
shape" dialog.

Last, you also can resize with the mouse and keep your shape by holding Ctrl 
while dragging.

> I may be in a galaxy far, far away here. I suspect that there's a very easy
> way to do this that I haven't been able to find.



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