[scribus] Page Background Color

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu May 20 16:02:59 CEST 2010

On 05/19/2010 07:51 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 May 2010 08:39:30 D wrote:
>> Is it possible to make the page of a scribus document
> transparent? If so
>> how do I accomplish this using Scribus1.3.6 on Windows XP
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> Yes. The background layer is inherently solid white but the layer
> can be ignored and other layers created.  When exporting  the file
> first mark the background layer as one not to be included.
It's a bit hard to imagine why you would want to do this. The default 
situation is for no background color to be assigned to the page. Both 
Scribus and Adobe Reader show a background of white so you can easily 
see your content.

If you wish, you can go to File > Preferences > Display, and in the 
Color tab choose a fill color and Page Border that are the same as the 
scratch space color, so you will get the visual sense that there is no 
page color. I would expect that this would not be helpful to your 
perception of colors in your layout, however. You will also lose some 
sense of where things are in relationship to the borders of the page.


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