[scribus] Tiling an image

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Nov 3 22:11:33 CET 2010

On Wednesday 03 November 2010 21:11:12 Bruce McIntyre wrote:
> Is it possible to tile an image in an object's background in Scribus?
> I have a wall display of teams in our local bridge league, a 3 inch high
> and about 40 inch wide strip printed on heavy cardstock for each team,
> showing match results and coming schedules for each team.  As matches
> come in, I write the results directly on each strip and move the strips
> up and down as teams move up and down in the current standings.  I used
> to use a different colour background for each team, but last year I had
> some success with perpetual textures.  In MS Pub I was able to easily
> tile these backgrounds; in Scribus there does not appear to be an option
> to do so.
> The general idea can be gotten from this site:
> http://www.matchpointer.com/i_A_STA.htm
> ...although the wall display is a fair bit different in layout.

Hi Bruce,

If you're working with the development version 1.38, using tiles is easy. 
They're called "patterns" in Scribus.

Go to Edit > Patterns to either add a single pattern file or a directory with 
files. Any graphics file that can be imported into Scribus can be used as a 

To fill a frame background with a pattern, use the Properties Palette (Colours 
tab) and select "Pattern" in the dropdown list for gradients.


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