[scribus] Image Labels & Text Orientation

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jul 9 20:51:13 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 08 July 2008 08:32:42 pm MrDetermination wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for this wonderful program.  I'm using it on Ubuntu and
> Windows and have spent a lot of time now with tutorials and reading
> the wiki.
> I need to do two things to wrap up the project that brought me to
> this app and I have no experience with this sort of work:
> 1) Can I label an image ("Figure 1") in Scribus or should I do this
> outside the app?
> 2) Can I turn text perpendicular?  (rotate the whole text box)
> Bonus: Where can I find templates to work from or be inspired by?
> http://kde-files.org/index.php?xcontentmode=642 Is down at the
> moment and when it is up, the downloads are broken.
> Thank you.  Regards,
> -Chip

You can of course put a label above or below your figure in Scribus. 
Just use a text box and put one line in it. 

To rotate text for e.g., a book spine I lay out a text block 
horizontally and edit/insert the text.  After saving the text I 
right-click on the text window and select properties. From the next 
menu I select X, Y, Z. From the next window I modify the Rotation to 
read either 90 or 270 depending which way the spine should run. Then 
I move the box into the proper position between the spine guides. 

It takes longer to describe it than to do it.
John Culleton
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