[scribus] Wrapping text on a Mac

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 26 16:54:01 CET 2010

On 12/26/2010 10:20 AM, Laura Finger wrote:
> Hello, I've previously used Scribus on a PC, and now on a Mac, I cannot find out how to wrap text around an image on a Mac.  The tutorials I've watched online are set on a PC, and instruct you to go to the Properties palette.  The tutorial from Scribus does not address this issue.
> When I choose Properties from the main menu, the page greys out and there is no dialogue box that displays the X/Y position, and offers a check box to wrap/ not wrap text option as in the PC version.  Mange Page Properties does not apply to an individual image, and does not allow me to select wrapping text.

The Properties palette is virtually essential for using Scribus, so you 
need to have it working. This is fixed in 1.3.9, but the bug page above 
shows how to workaround the issue in earlier versions. Ideally, upgrade 
to 1.3.9 on your Mac.

What you are looking for is in the Properties > Shape tab, where you can 
choose to flow text around the frame, bounding box, or contour line. 
This last choice allows you to have some white space around the image, 
by editing the contour line: click Edit on the Shape tab, check Contour 
Line, then increase it by percentage or by points -- this would be the 
simplest way, then save your edit.


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