[scribus] Wrapping text around picture behind text

David Christian Berg david at sipsolutions.net
Tue Aug 31 03:01:31 CEST 2010

I was specifically asking for an image _behind_ the text (see original mail and my example why you might want that). So making sure the image is higher level than the text is not really an option. If I put the image on top, it of course works as expected.

On 31 Aug 2010, at 2:57 , Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:

> On 31 Aug 2010 at 2:41, David Christian Berg wrote:
>> So in 1.3.8 the text will flow around the image, even if the text is
>> above the image? That would be good news :-)
>> On 31 Aug 2010, at 2:31 , Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:
>>>> On Aug 30, 2010, at 5:50 PM, David Christian Berg wrote:
>>>>> Hey everybody!
>>>>> I'm playing around with Scribus right now, checking it out
>> again
>>>> after a long time. I must say it has very much matured and seems
>> to
>>>> be quite usable for advanced desktop publishing.
>>>>> However, I'm trying to figure out, how to wrap a text around
>> an
>>>> image, that is _behind_ the text. That is useful if you e.g.
>> have
>>>> light shades of grey in an image image that you want the text to
>> be
>>>> on top of (e.g. a slight shadow), but also a object that you want
>> it
>>>> to flow around. Whenever I put the Text in front of an image
>>>> (regardless of it having wrapping set or not) it doesn't wrap.
>>>>> I'm using Scribus 1.3.7 on a Mac.
>>>>> Hope somebody can help me out.
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>> David
>>> I tried this with V1.3.8 on Windows 7. 
>>> I used an existing image which had text flowing around it.
>>> I made a text frame in an open space, put some text in it and
>> moved it over the image. 
>>> It worked fine. 
>>> George
> I just tried it in V1.3.7 and it worked. Make sure the text is at a higher level than the 
> image by selecting the added text frame and going to Item>Level>Raise to Top.
> George 
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