[scribus] transparent text box

eric hanuise ehanuise at fantasybel.net
Mon Nov 9 23:24:47 CET 2009

Bernd Holzum wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to have a text box in front of a picture. The text box should
> 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 should
> 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 doing
> something wrong?
> Any ideas? Thank you.
> Bernd Holzum (using Scribus 1.3.5)

you should use two items : a transparent rectangle, and a text frame 
above it. that way you can set transparency settings for your white 
rectangle independently of the text's.

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