[scribus] Text over an image

Mike Fetherling mike.fetherling at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 21:36:19 UTC 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. This is one of those things
that drive me crazy.

I am still not able to get this right. Here are the exact steps I am taking:

   1. Create Shape...Insert shape, open properties - change fill to cyan,
   fill rule is even-odd.
   2. Create Text...Insert text frame above shape, add text, format bold
   3. Convert text to Outlines.
   4. Select shape and text.
   5. Combine polygons.

What I end up with is my original blue shape with a WHITE box surrounding
my text which is now blue like the shape.

Like the example here:

I am trying to end up with my blue shape with the text "cut-out" from it
showing the level beneath it.

Any other ideas as to what I am doing wrong??

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Greg
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