[scribus] Padding Text From Image Box - Mac Version 1.4.0.rc5

Margaret and George McIntosh tenbear at myfairpoint.net
Sun Jul 24 22:55:28 UTC 2011

On 24 Jul 2011 at 16:02, Mike Sleger wrote:

> On Jul 24, 2011, at 1:26 PM, Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:
> > On 18 Jul 2011 at 19:09, Neset Kutlug wrote:
> > 
> >> Hey Folks,
> >> 
> >> I could not find the menu item / place that would enable me to
> put
> >> space between my text and my image box. If somebody helps me on
> >> this, I would really appreciate it.
> > 
> > I assume you have a text frame with text in it and you have an
> image frame inside 
> > this text frame that you want to have the text stop at some
> distance from the image 
> > frame.
> > 
> > The "correct" way to do this is to select the image frame, use the
> Properties Pallet, 
> > select Shape and put a Contour Line or Bounding Box around the
> image to have the 
> > text flow around it.
> > I have never had much success with this. Instead I put a second
> text frame where I 
> > want the text to stop, select Shape for this text frame and select
> the text flow around 
> > the frame, Use Frame Shape. 
> > 
> > I use Windows but it should work the same on a Mac.
> > 
> > George
> Custom contour lines is how I control all my text wrapping around
> images (and yes it works the same on a Mac).  You can have nearly
> any shape you want for the contour line - editing it (nodes, bezier
> curve handles, number of nodes, etc) is the same as editing a vector
> shape.  You just need to make sure the Edit Contour Path checkbox is
> enabled (and you'll know you're editing the right path because it
> will change from black to blue).
You are right Mike. If you are flowing text around a complex image you don't have 
much choice except to use a Contour Line. For flowing text around an image frame, I 
like the additonal text frame method.


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