[scribus] How to setup the impression of coloured paper

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jan 11 01:47:04 CET 2011

On Monday 10 January 2011 17:45:56 Owen wrote:
> > I wish to create documents in Scribus not for a print target but
> > for PDF
> > (the end user can decide whether or not to print). For aesthetic
> > reasons
> > I want to give the impression that the document is 'printed' on
> > coloured
> > paper - something other than 'paper white'.
> >
> > I can used the 'display' tab in page setup but this only does
> > what it says: gives a coloured page on my display. Print preview
> > and PDF output
> > are still to paper white.
> >
> > I can set the background colour in a text frame OK - but that
> > doesn't address the colour in the margins.
> >
> > Is there a simple way to achieve my goal?
> Make a bottom layer an object the size of your document and fill it
> with the color you desire?


I create a new layer, draw a graphic frame, adjust it to the size of 
the layer, select properties and color. I don't use the "background" 
layer at all. I can delete it or ignore it. 
John Culleton
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