[scribus] Text outlining

Benjamin Dumke scribus at benjamin-dumke.de
Sun Oct 18 19:27:41 CEST 2009

Here's how I usually do it:

Duplicate the text, so you have the same text frame twice, directly
above each other. Leave the top one as it is; apply the outline effect
to the bottom one (possibly with a higher percentage). That will leave
the original characters' shapes alone, while still giving you outlines.



Am 18.10.2009 05:15, schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> Using 1.3.5 RC3 on Jaunty.
> I can't figure out how to get this right.
> I have a small text frame on a book cover. Underneath is a black and
> white line art drawing. I want to give the text a bit of a white
> outline so that when a character hits a piece of the underlying artwork
> it will still have a solid white area around it.
> Outlining the text works, but the outline appears inside the character,
> not outside the character.
> I tried shadow text, but that is not the right effect at all.
> What have I missed? 
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