[scribus] how to create a black background in a paragraph style

Steven Dayton daytonmeister at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 17:50:09 CEST 2009

I tried something last night that I thought would work but it didn't quite
turn out as I expected. I made a small rectangular text box with a fill
color of black and I put one line of text that was white. I copied this text
box and pasted it into a separate line as text above another paragraph. That
way the black box with white reversed type would flow with the text. I've
done this before in QuarkXPress. Well when I pasted the box I only got part
of the text diplayed. Maybe someone else could try it and have better
success. I only tried it once last night for the first time in Scribus
quickly to see if I could do it.

I have done what Ryan says in QuarkXPress before and was looking for
something similar in Scribus but I don't think there is a feature for rules
above or below text. At least not that I found.


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Ryan <ryancoc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I do have a solution for it that I saw someone use in quark, i'm just not
> sure how to call on it in scribus, or if it's even possible. They used a
> line rule above above it so they drew like a 28 point line style above it,
> then when the heading was flowed right after it, the heading style had a
> baseline shift on it so that it would slide up a line to sit in front of
> the
> black line rule they had created.
> I know how to create the line style in scribus, simply by going into styles
> and choosing new line style, but I don't know how to call on it while
> importing text. I when i run an import, get text command it shows the
> option
> of assigning a paragraph style, but when i hit the drop down on that
> option,
> there are no other choices. But simply the fact that that is a dropdown
> makes me think that I'm missing something and it's dropdown for the reason
> that you would be able to choose, line style, character style, or paragraph
> style, not just paragraph.
> Does this make sense?
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