[scribus] wrap text not working

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Jun 24 12:54:33 UTC 2013

On 06/22/2013 09:28 PM, david isaacs wrote:
> Hi I'm running Sribus 1.4.2 which I downloaded approx. 2 weeks ago.  I have been slowly progressing through the 'Getting Started with Scribus' tutorial and have been stumped at the 'Hanging Drop Caps' section because the text will not flow around the frame.
> I add the shape and adjust the positioning as outlined in the tutorial, but when I select the 'Use Frame Shape' option in the 'Text Flows Around Frame' and click out of the Preferences Palette nothing happens.  The text doesn't move at all.  I realize the default position in Scribus is that the 'Text Flows Around Frame' is disabled, but it appears to not operate at all in my copy of the program.  I have experimented with the other options suggested in the palette, just to see if something happened but still nothing changes.
> I think Scribus is awesome, especially as I have never tried to learn desktop publishing before.  So, I can appreciate I may have overlooked something that is very simple to rectify. 
The simplistic answer may be that you're setting Text Flows on the wrong
object, which needs to be above the text frame also. It needs to be set
on the shape, not the text frame that is supposed to flow. It's actually
hard to explain your problem in any other way.


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