[scribus] Wrapping Text Around Photo & Caption

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 15:48:44 UTC 2011

On 10/24/2011 03:24 AM, JLuc wrote:
> Le 24/10/2011 09:16, JLuc a écrit :
>> Le 24/10/2011 02:49, Gregory Pittman a écrit :
>>> On 10/23/2011 09:25 AM, José Antonio Rocha wrote:
>>>> 2011/10/21 bobparham at comcast.net<bobparham at comcast.net>
>>>>> I have a problem that I can't seem to find an answer to on the
>>>>> Internet. In
>>>>> My Book I will have photos with _Captions_. I want to wrap text around
>>>>> _both_. Can someone please help me do this. I have no problem
>>>>> wrapping text
>>>>> around a photo but can't quite figure out how to do the caption
>>>>> bit. I am
>>>>> using Scribus 1.4.0rc5.
>>>> Group them and do that:
>>>> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/How_to_set_text_flow_around_photos
>>> I notice that the lassoing part really isn't necessary, since one can
>>> simply click and drag the line in between two
>>> nodes.
>> It seems to me that lassoing 2 points is the only way to move one line
>> (2 points)
>> and not one point.
> No, this is not it : it is possible to move one line,
> but there is no CTRL or ALT or SHIFT constraints to these moves
> and so it is difficult to keep horizontal or vertical the 2 OTHER lines,
> next to this one.
> The lassoing (or click on point, shift click on other points) enable to
> use a single arrowkeys
> (left or right for example) thus not moving in other directions (not
> moving up or down in the example).

All of this having been said, I would personally opt for the less 
elegant method of creating an empty frame over the image + caption and 
then text flow around that frame.

Similarly, even when you have some irregularly shaped collection of 
objects to text flow around, it is often a much quicker task to create 
two or more empty frames to accomplish what you need.


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