[Scribus] tables, was [Scribus in Linux+]

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Oct 10 04:16:08 CEST 2006

Am Dienstag, 10. Oktober 2006 03:30 schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> dwain.alford at gmail.com wrote:
> > Gregory Pittman wrote:
> >> dwain.alford at gmail.com wrote:
> >>> back to the article, did i understand correctly that scribus can
> >>> produce a presentation similar to ms powerpoint and open office
> >>> impress?
> >>
> >> In essence, what you can do is to use a PDF for your presentation. Thus,
> >> Scribus gives you all its layout capabilities for creating your
> >> presentation.
> >
> > thanks, greg.  as i read the getting started with scribus wiki, i am
> > picking up some things.
> >
> > i asked this question in my first post, let me pose it again a bit
> > differently:
> >
> > in pagemaker 6.52, you can "turn off and on" each side of a cell.  in
> > scribus you can only turn printing on or off for the entire table or
> > cell.  is there plans in a future release to add this feature, or is it
> > felt that a feature such as this is not needed, because it can be done
> > in open office and imported into scribus?
> When you first create a table, you might think of it just as the
> "framework" of a table, a series of text frames arranged like a table.
> The borders of each text frame or cell as a default have no color, so
> therefore they don't show. The Properties tool is something which is
> essential feature for manipulating frames.
> In Properties, there is a tab named "Line" in which you can select which
> of the sides of a cell to show and alter, then in the "Color" tab you
> indicate what color you want the sides to be. Each cell can have a
> different color, style, and thickness to its sides (borders), but all of
> the sides that show will have the same color, style, and thickness.
> Right now no one is satisfied with the current implementation of tables,
> so they will be improved in the future. For a complex table, the
> recommendation currently is to make it somewhere else and import as an EPS.
> > i am looking forward to learning more about scribus and using it as a
> > platform for printing art work that i create in inkscape.  and speaking
> > of inkscape, i had placed an inkscape svg in scribus and received a
> > message that some of the properties were not supported by scribus.  i
> > assume tighter integration is still under way?  didn't i read something
> > about this recently on the list?  i'm using on a windows 2000
> > platform.
> You're as up-to-date as you can be with importing Inkscape SVGs. I
> haven't tried it yet but gradients are supposed to be improved in
> -- this has been the main problem I have noticed in the past,
> most other SVG elements come in pretty well. There is always the option
> to export from Inkscape to a bitmap for something difficult, just make
> it big enough to get the resolution you need.
> Greg

Please have a look here as well: 

Since the tables features hasn't changed in 1.3.x, it's still correct.


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