[scribus] Making a wide border

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Jul 24 14:02:18 UTC 2011

On Jul 24, 2011, at 7:40 AM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 5:00 AM, a.l.e <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:
>> hi john,
>>> I want to make a border around a text frame that is 4 points wide.  I
>>> cannot seem to do it.
>> you have to go to the colors tab in the PP and choose a color for the line
>> (the first button in the tab).
> No, actually, as the color tab sets the color of the frame fill or
> background.  I can achieve a 1pt BLACK border, but I want a wider border
> than 1pt.

This is very easy to do.  I do it all the time with both text and image frames.

1.  Place your text frame (sounds like you already know how to do this part).
2.  Select the text frame and bring up the Properties window (if it's not already displayed).
	Windows menu, Properties (or F2 key)
3.  Go to the Line tab of Properties and increase the Line Width from 1.0 to 4.0.  (You won't actually see any change to the text frame yet until you finish the next step.)
4.  Go to the Colors tab of Properties and click on the Edit Line Color Properties button (it's the very first, upper-left, button on the tab that looks like a paintbrush painting a line) and select the color you want the line to be.
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