[scribus] Sankey diagrams in Scribus 1.3.8

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Sep 19 03:54:58 CEST 2010

On 19/09/2010 02:24, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 09/18/2010 07:57 PM, John Beardmore wrote:
>> On 19/09/2010 00:33, Owen wrote:

>>> Why not use the Bezier Curve tool.
>> It doesn't seem easy to get a precise arc. I've never really found
>> Beziers intuitive.
>>> Make a line with say 5 control points
>>> X------------------X---X---X---------------------------X
>> OK, done that.
>>> Then simply edit the shape.
>> Using the Bezier tool seems to get me a sort of poly line with 3 sharp
>> corners. Indeed, properties refers to it as "Polyline3". Is there a way
>> to convert it to a smooth curve ?
> Properties > Shape > Edit (button).
> What you want to do is play with nodes, play with control points until
> you get the hang of it.

Thanks Greg,

I can control the shape of the line with the control points, but when I 
finish, it still seems to show up as joined straight lines. I must be 
doing something stupid.

Drawing a circle and covering four quadrants with rectangles seems to be 
the quick way forward, but I guess I should learn Bezier at some point.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,MIEMA,MEI
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