[Scribus] A dotted line...

Femke Snelting snelting
Fri Jun 29 20:11:47 CEST 2007

Dear Pierre-Luc and Dazzle,

Thanks for your tips (both interesting and useful workarounds) --
happily dotting away here!


Pierre-Luc Auclair wrote:
> Hi Femke, glad to hear from you!
> The problem with Scribus is that it does not implement the dash-array in
> a way accessible via the UI. I'm unsure as if it's available from
> another file, but I already discussed it with the devs on IRC and they
> are aware of it.
> There is a way to do it in Inkscape which is fairly easy (but you gotta
> know it).
> First, create your line. Set your width then set the cap property to
> round cap.
> Now open the XML Editor and locate the "stroke-dasharray" property from
> the line style. Set it to 0, x. It is very important to have the first
> number set to zero to create a perfect circle, the second will be the
> gap size in pixels. To have it in points or another unit, insert say 0,
> 8pt and when you press set it will convert pt to px automatically. I
> know this is not exactly what you'd like but at least it works.
> You can have up to 11 numbers in this array to keep them PostScript
> compatible. Inkscape will draw up to 64, if you wanna go the raster way.
> Hope this helps!
> Pierre-Luc
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