[scribus] Wrapping text around picture behind text

David Christian Berg david at sipsolutions.net
Tue Aug 31 10:24:27 CEST 2010

Hey everybody!

Unless the picture is still on top and just has transparency, that is the effect I would want. It is the default in InDesign, where you have to check that a text box ignores text wrapping, if you don't want to wrap the text around any object.
As Rob pointed out that by adding an extra (transparent) object on the level above the text, this can be achieved in Scribus. But extra objects of course mean extra pain. While the InDesign way was fine with me so far, I think the most flexible way would be to have a list, where you can check on what layers the flow property of the object should wrap the text. That way you can always put text on a layer that doesn't flow around just specified objects, if you don't want it to.

I hope I could explain, what I mean.

Take are!


On 31 Aug 2010, at 8:40 , a.l.e wrote:

> hi david,
>> I downloaded 1.3.8 (missing from the download section btw) but I
>> cannot manage. For me text will still only flow around an image that
>> is above it in z-order.
> if you know about another way of defining which text frame should flow
> around which other frame you're welcome to contribute it.
> as you've been told (iirc) scribus does it with layers. afaict, scribus
> does this by letting text flow around frames in "higher" layers. you
> have a checkbox for it in the layers window.
> or: is this what you are trying to achieve?
> http://imagebin.ca/view/SEaQkwyP.html
> if yes, you can -- with a bit of try and error (in my case) -- achieve
> by using layers.
> ciao
> a.l.e
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