[scribus] flowing text around a group

ehud.kaplan at gmail.com ehud.kaplan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 09:39:15 CET 2010

  I  must be doing something stupid--

   1. I create a document with 4 auto-text frames (4 columns) and fill
      them with text.
   2. I insert an image frame and put an image into it
   3. I lower the text frames to the bottom
   4. I raise the image frame to the top
   5. Using the properties/shape/use contour line I flow the text around
      the image
   6. I insert a test frame under the image, and type a caption into it
   7. I flow the text around it (properties/shape/use contour line)-- so
      far everything works!
   8. Now I GROUP the image frame with the caption/text frame just
      beneath it-- now the group no longer has text flowing around it,
      but the test returns to be under the group.  I played with the
      levels, to make sure the group is above the text to be flowed, but
      it did not fix it.

For creating figures with captions the ability to flow text around 
groups would be great.  Sadly, it seems to not work (yet?)

EK (v. 1.3.8)

On 11/3/2010 3:08 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 November 2010 13:07:37 Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 11/03/2010 12:44 PM, ehud.kaplan at gmail.com wrote:
>>> Thanks-- I noticed that the relevant buttons were grayed out in
>>> 1.3.8, but thought that there was some other way of doing it. Any
>>> idea when 1.5 or 1.6 will be out?
>> If you are brave, know how to use subversion (and Linux), you can
>> have 1.5.0svn right now! Disclaimer: not a good idea to use this as
>> your main Scribus. Occasionally, bad things happen. You can always
>> load a file from an older version and play...
>> This might be a reason for even the inveterate Windows/Mac user to
>> look into setting up a virtual machine, running Linux, and adding
>> some fun to computing (for a change).
>> Greg
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> I am lucky enough to use Linux only, but for the rest of the world
> (Mac and MSWin) is there a way to get at 1.5.0?

Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein /Research to Prevent Blindness /Professor
*Director*, Center of Excellence for /Computational & System neuroscience,/
The Friedman Brain Institute, MSSM
*Director*, The laboratory of /Visual & Computational Neuroscience/
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical & Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029
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