[scribus] Problems With Text Box

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 28 01:41:00 CET 2010

>> 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.

First of all, don't go to the Color tab. This is for the background and 
border of the frame.

The color selector for text is in the Text tab of Properties. For the 
body of the glyph, it's the fill icon labeled selector. The pen is for 
the outline and any shadow that might be selected, so if you haven't 
selected either, that's why it's grayed out.


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