[scribus] custom line styles usage existing and maybe a suggestion

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Mon Oct 26 21:57:08 CET 2009

Am Montag, 26. Oktober 2009 20:20:40 schrieb K.King:
> a comment if I may,
> the v1.3.5.1 release anouncement says
> "A new line editor for custom line styles"
> I wasn't too sure what this meant or how to use so I tried
> "line editor" and "custom lines styles"
> in Help, in Google, and in the scribus faq and wiki search
> nothing in help, and everything else only showed the release announcement.
> So I haven't yet found a way to see detail or tutorial on what the above
> actually definitively meant or would provide.

1.3.5 is still a development version. We will prepare new documentation for 
the 1.4 release. In the meantime, the wiki exists not only to be used, but 
also for everyone to add.

> a suggestion and or question as how to go about suggesting it (assuming
> it hasn't already)
> I'm assuming the line edit and custom line styles all relate to the Line
> and Colours sections of the properties dialog?


> If so I have played around with that and basically I think established
> that I can create lines where the variations are limited to dots or
> dashes and to change the colour of the solid part only.
> Is that correct ?


> I tried to apply colour gradients and the like but it did not seem to
> have much affect?

The use of patterns and gradients for lines and strokes has been added to 
1.5svn recently.



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