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

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Sep 3 19:40:10 CEST 2009

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:50:09 -0600
Steven Dayton <daytonmeister at gmail.com> dijo:

> 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.

But in Scribus you can use underlining, and the size of the underline
and its distance from the baseline can be adjusted, at least in 1.3.5.
I haven't fiddled with this to see if it would work, but it might be
worth trying.

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