[scribus] Wrapping Text Around Photo & Caption

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:49:23 UTC 2011

2011/10/24 Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>

> 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<bobparha**m 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<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.

I agree. And to make that even more efficient — maybe someone mentioned it
already — we can put the resulting 3 frames into the scrapbook for a reuse
when needed. Ideally, this combination of frames would be empty.

However, all this fuss will be solved when we have access to a "frame
outset" that would allow to determine the zone of exclusion outside any
frame. That way, you set the outer space on any frame and if you want to
fill a gap in between two frames as it is the case with an image frame and a
text frame for a caption, then you set either the bottom of the one on top
or the top of the frame that's below to a value that fills that gap. I mean,
it could not be simpler.



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