[scribus] Text Overflow - Background

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Tue Sep 1 22:32:42 CEST 2009

I have a script that takes a directory full of photographs and builds a document with either four or six images per page, scaled and rotated to the same size. Under each image is the file name for that image. I print this out (double-sided) as a sort of large contact sheet with room for notes, etc. and I put them in binders for future reference. Very handy for finding an image out of the many I've taken.

I recently installed and I'm seeing something a little odd when exporting my documents to PDF (I won't swear this wasn't a problem before). I get a whole series of warnings in the preflight verifier saying "Text overflow [] Background" where [] is a black block. Looking at the individual text frames that are listed, none actually have a text overflow. There are six text frames on each page -- a title frame, four image captions and a page number. The warnings start with the second text frame on the second page and include every text frame from there to the end of the document.

The image caption frames are 273 points by 36 points and contain a file name in 12 pt Garamond Regular. They are a single line similar to this:


The word "Background" in the warning also makes me wonder if this has nothing to do with the actual text.

I'm not particularly worried about these warnings as I can see that everything is fine and when I print the document all is well. Nevertheless, can anyone explain what it might be warning me of?


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