[scribus] text frame border

Christen christenanderson1994 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 19:44:12 UTC 2011

Hello a.l.e.,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: a.l.e [mailto:ale.comp_06 at xox.ch]
> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 12:52 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] text frame border
> hi christen,
> > When I put a border around a text box, is it possible to tell Scribus
> > to only put the border on, say, two of the sides rather than all
> > four? I realize this can be done by making a separate object (a.k.a.
> > line) for each side that I want bordered. However, this seems rather
> > time-consuming, and definitely a bit non-intuitive - aside from the
> > fact that it creates extra objects on the page to clutter things up.
> > I was just wondering if perhaps this could be implemented in Scribus,
> > or if there is an easier workaround.
> however, there is a workaround: create a table of 1x1 cells and set its
> border as you prefer (you will have to select the cell with an alt-
> click... i hope your window manager is not capturing the shortcut...)

This works....kind of. It almost manages to accomplish what I'm trying to
do. However, it adds another problem. When I create the cell, there is
initially no border around it. So far, so good. But when I go to the Line
tab in the PP and add a line on one side, Scribus adds the bordering line,
but also adds a black hairline on each of the other three edges. Am I doing
something wrong?
> another way is to put lines around and group the lines and the text
> field it won't resize but you can still edit the text without
> ungrouping (as usual if alt click is not captured by the WM... or by
> using the outline palette)
I had thought of this, and have done this in the past...However, it still
seems like a difficult way to accomplish an easy task.


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