[scribus] Text on the Spine

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Oct 5 03:20:45 CEST 2008

On Saturday 04 October 2008 08:50:36 pm THOU Mangement wrote:
> How do I get the text to display horizontally on the spine of my

1. Create a separate text frame and type your spine information in it. 
Pick the right type font and size etc. of course.
2. reduce the height of the frame to exactly the width of the spine.
Right click on the text frame, select properties, and adjust the ¨Y¨ 
dimension to this height. 
3. rotate it 90 degree clockwise (USA) or counterclockwise (European)
Right click on the text frame,  click on ¨Properties¨ and look for 
¨rotation¨ in about the middle of the new window. For USA you need to 
rotate to 270 degrees.
4. Move the text frame to fit exactly between the guides you already 
drew for the spine ( you did calculate the spine width and place the 
guides, didn´t you?}
5. Lock the text frame in place. 

If you use the LSI cover template (PostScript, not PDF) then the 
guides are already there. 

John Culleton
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