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

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Mon Jul 25 00:47:37 UTC 2011

On Jul 24, 2011, at 4:20 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:

> On 07/24/2011 06:02 PM, 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).
> and in the edit shape dialog there is an easy way to increase/decrease the size of the Contour line by either a certain percentage or certain amount (distance). As Mike says, make sure you check to flow text around Contour line and check the box so that you edit the Contour line.
> With flowing around a text frame, of course, you can set text distances for top, bottom, and each side.
> Greg

One of the convenient things about this is you can see the text wrap in real time while editing the contour line, which helps when doing unusual wrapping effects.

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