[scribus] Making a wide border

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Sun Jul 24 17:40:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Mike Sleger <chappa-ai at q.com> wrote:

> 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.

Thanks, Mike, but in my initial email I said I cannot CHANGE the line width
UNLESS I have selected NO STYLE as a line style.  Is that what you are
telling me to do?
John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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