[scribus] color opacity

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Wed Apr 28 00:21:03 CEST 2010

On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:34:01 -0400
Richard Chonak <rac at gabrielmass.com> wrote:

> On 04/27/2010 03:46 AM, Owen wrote:
>  > On 4/27/2010 02:30 AM, Richard wrote:
> >> In the text frame properties "Color and Effects" box, there is a
> >> color menu and there is a percentage option.  That appears to
> >> control the shade, but there isn't a second percentage control for
> >> opacity.  Am I looking in the right place?
> >>
> >> (I'm working with scribus 1.3.5 on Mandriva 2010.)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yes, have a look at http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/images/cp.png
> Thanks, Owen.  It doesn't seem to have any effect, though.  Here are 
> some additional details:
> The fill color for the frame is set to "None".
> The line color for the frame -- I've set this to "Pink2", with 20% 
> opacity, and redone the text entry, but the text appears with full
> opacity.
> When I run a print preview, the preflight verifier gives a warning
> about the text frame: "Object has transparency".
> The document has one layer, "Background", and all the objects are in
> it. Do I need to create additional layers and use layer opacity to 
> produce the effect desired?  That seems to work.


Just try this;

1. Create a text frame
2. Add some text, and highlight the text
3. Select text in the Properties Box
4. Select a color for the text (top item - Colors and Effects)
5. Switch to the Colors Tab of properties
6. Adjust opacity

An example of this procedure (text at 10% opacity) is at

I wonder if you are selecting the frame with the text, maybe you are
selecting something else? How did you put the border on the text frame?
Are you selecting that?


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