[scribus] Making a wide border
Margaret and George McIntosh
tenbear at myfairpoint.net
Sun Jul 24 22:55:28 UTC 2011
On 24 Jul 2011 at 15:56, Mike Sleger wrote:
> On Jul 24, 2011, at 11:40 AM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Mike Sleger <chappa-ai at q.com>
> >> 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>
> >>>> 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
> >>> 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
> >> frames.
> >> 1. Place your text frame (sounds like you already know how to do
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > telling me to do?
> I don't know what "line styles" are. I just tried it (to make sure
> I'm not writing baloney), and it works just fine - I made a red 4 pt
> line/border on a text frame. The Line settings were blank for
> Basepoint, solid line (first option) for Type of Line, no Start
> Arrow or End Arrow, Line Width of 4.0 (points), Miter Join for
> Edges, and Flat Cap for Endings. These are all the default
> settings, except for the Line Width. Underneath the settings there
> is some sort of styles listing, but mine is always empty (No Style)
> because I don't know how it works and haven't needed to figure it
> out to get my tasks done. (Getting a project done is usually a
> higher priority for me than mastering all the various features of a
I just tried using a line style instead of "no style" and it worked as expected. The line
was there. I could not change the color of the line other than editing the style. Of
course, all the frames using that style also changed. Unless you have defined some
line styles you don't have a choice but to select NO STYLE.
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