[scribus] Problems With Text Box

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 21:44:24 CET 2010

when you go to 'properties' choose 'color' instead of 'text'.  you
will then be able to choose from a long list of hues.

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM, J K <kramer.newsreader at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> First let me apologize if this is a duplicate email.  I sent this message to
> the group and it was held for moderation, but I need help rather quickly (or
> I need to abandon Scribus for some other layout system), so I signed up for
> the group in order to bypass moderation.
> I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I am having trouble, I looked
> through the documentation, and I can't find an answer.
> BTW, I am using Scribus on Windows XP.
> There are two problems.
> First, I cannot change the text color.  I right click on 'properties' and
> click the 'text' tab.  There are two color options, one with a paint bucket
> next to it nd one with a pen which is writing next to it.  I assume that the
> pen writing is what will change the text color, correct?  But it is grayed
> out and I cannot change it.
> The second problem is that most of the fonts work, but the font that I had
> chosen (Mangal Regular) will not render.  It just shows up as red blocks.
>  This font works just fine in other applications.  Not sure why it wouldn't
> work in Scribus.
> Anyway, thanks in advance for any help provided.
> Cheers,
> John
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