[scribus] transparent text box

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 9 21:59:35 CET 2009

On Sunday 08 November 2009 14:50:52 Bernd Holzum wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to have a text box in front of a picture. The text box 
> have background color white but should be transparent to a 
certain degree
> to let the picture shine through. But the text in the text box 
> remain opaque black to be readable.
> Putting transparency to the text box in the properties dialogue 
always lets
> fade away the text along with the background color - or am I 
> something wrong?
> Any ideas? Thank you.
> Bernd Holzum (using Scribus 1.3.5)

Create a layer (automatically transparent). Draw a text frame on 
THAT LAYER. In properties set the text frame color to white and 
the transparency to the desired value. The image should change 
in real time as you plug in  different transparency values. 
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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