[scribus] Change bar

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon May 4 20:33:02 CEST 2009

I did figure out how to set a border around a text frame. But I can't
get it make the border appear only on one side, i.e., edit the border
independently on each side.

And anyway, I don't think you can embed a text frame inside another
text frame, so it wouldn't flow with the story.

In other programs that I have used it is a paragraph attribute. E.g.,
in OOo I can set a border around a paragraph and then independently
edit the border on each side. I can make the top, bottom and right
borders 0 points or set the color to "none" so they do not appear. Then
I can set the left edge to a couple points wide and whatever color I
want. I can save this as a paragraph style so the change bar will be
consistent wherever it appears in the story.

How can I "style a text box"? Where would I put the code?

On Mon, 4 May 2009 14:04:09 -0400
Jeffrey Silverman <jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com> dijo:

> I'm sure you could just style a text box to look like that.
> In CSS parlance, "border-left: 1em black"
> something like that
> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> > I need to make several isolated paragraphs in a story have a change
> > bar. I can't find it in the wiki, which means either the feature
> > doesn't exist, or it's called something else in Scribus.
> >
> > |  A change bar means putting a (usually heavy) bar
> > |  to the left of a section of text, so as to mark it out
> > |  as different from the rest of the story. I have made
> > |  this paragraph look like it has a change bar by
> > |  manually editing it using the pipe character in front
> > |  of each line. In reality a change bar is a continuous
> > |  line, and is typically a paragraph attribute.
> >
> > Is there a way to do this in Scribus? If not, is there a workaround?
> > What might be the best way to accomplish this effect?
> >
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