[scribus] Comments on Scribus 1.4

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Oct 27 14:44:49 UTC 2012

On 10/27/2012 08:27 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
> hi
>> 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.
> most of the time is better to play with the image's contour line (you
> can define it in the shape tab of the PP)...
> but sometimes the text distances in the text tab for the text frame can
> be enough...
Yes, these are the two ways to manage this. With text distances you will 
set the text flow space with the edges of your frame and shrink the 
expanse of text with the setttings. With the contour line (which you can 
easily expand by an amount/percentage in the shape edit dialog), you 
expand and separate the text flow space from the existing expanse of text.
AFAIK, the contour line is not scriptable.


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