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

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Mon Jul 25 00:51:47 UTC 2011

On Jul 24, 2011, at 4:55 PM, Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:

> 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.
> George

Yeah, but isn't it a little redundant to have an additional object on the page for the sole purpose of defining text wrap padding, when the contour line shape is already there and for just that intended purpose to begin with?

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