[scribus] transparent text box

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 10 14:27:29 CET 2009

On 11/09/2009 05:24 PM, eric hanuise wrote:
> 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.
Some other hints:
Use Multiple Duplicate for one copy, with no horizontal or vertical 
shift to make your superimposed frame.
You might move the superimposed text to a new Layer on top of the 
original one, in case this eases editing.


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