[scribus] Text over an image

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Dec 18 21:07:33 UTC 2012

On 12/18/2012 02:54 PM, Mike Fetherling wrote:
> I saw the example of putting a cutout of text over an image that I can not
> seam to re-create. I am wondering if the procedure has changed due to
> program revisions/updates.
> What I am looking at is located here:
> http://documentation.scribus.net/index.php/Text_Over_Images
> Specifically, I am trying to recreate these instructions:
> *Create a Text Frame for your text, convert it to outlines by using Item >
> Convert to Outlines. Move it over a shape, for example a rectangular.
> Select both objects and use Item > Combine Polygons. If you move the new
> object over an image now , the image can be seen through the text.*
> *
> *
> After having tried this a dozen times, I never end up with a cutout of text
> where I can see through to a lower image.
Give a background color to your combined polygon.
The next thing to check is in the Shape tab -- the Fill Rule. You
probably want Even-Odd, rather than Non Zero, if the inside of the text
is not transparent.


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