[scribus] Arrows and lines

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 3 15:54:26 CEST 2010

On 07/03/2010 09:03 AM, Stewart Noy wrote:
> Hi all, it seems at some point a certain Scribus feature relating to Arrow
> Heads has been removed?
> Specifically - the option to adjust an arrow head size independantly from
> the line width.
> You can find the feature described here:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Lines_and_Arrows
> This put's me in a bit of a pickle, as I need this function. Am I missing
> something or has it been removed with one of the updates along the way?
> I have tested it with, and 1.3.7 all with the same
> results.
> Any suggestions?

Actually this never was a "feature", but what you see on the wiki is a 
workaround that used to work. Now when you apply a line style, the arrow 
size changes according to the line thickness of the style, so I guess 
someone else might say it's been fixed.

An alternate workaround could be to create a line with a length of 1-pt 
(some nominal value), then attach an arrow. Then you could put this at 
the end of a line and adjust the line size/color and arrow size/color 
independently. Using the spinboxes in Properties will help you place the 
arrows with precision and consistency, and of course grouping and 
copying will save work too.

I'll append/edit the wiki page when I get a chance.


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