[scribus] Comments on Scribus 1.4

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Oct 26 13:30:36 UTC 2012

On 10/26/2012 08:20 AM, Ian Whitfield wrote:
> Hi All
> Have, (at last!!!!!), been able to get hold of Scribus 1.4.1 for my
> PCLinuxOS 2012-6 and installed it yesterday.
> So far so good - it works with all my files and layouts etc AND the
> "Column Shifting" Bug I reported a few days back has indeed gone!!
> Generally I'm very happy.... there are a few minor cosmetic changes I
> need to get used to but as a whole it looks good and seems to work well.
> Two things that are "bugging" me ......
>  * When you select 'Shape>FrameShape' to make the text go round a Frame
>    the text is right up against the edge of the Graphic. In previous
>    versions it left a 1 to 2mm gap which looks much better. I get round
>    this by adding an empty Text Frame over the Graphic with the
>    boarders I need and setting that in place of the Graphic itself.
>    SO - Is there a way to set a universal boarder round Frames when you
>    make this selection?
I think the ideal way to manage this is with Text Distances, one of the
sub-tabs of the Text tab of Properties. I can't recall that this is any
setting you can make, but if you did the same exact settings frequently
when you make a text frame, you might make a mini-script to set them.


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