[scribus] Clipping path offset?

Staffan Melin (Oscillator) staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Sun Sep 15 14:44:40 UTC 2013

Thank you Christoph, great tip!

Best regards,


On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM, "Christoph Schäfer"
<christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 13. September 2013 um 13:44 Uhr
>> Von: "Staffan Melin (Oscillator)" <staffan.melin at oscillator.se>
>> An: scribus at lists.scribus.net
>> Betreff: [scribus] Clipping path offset?
>> Hi,
>> I have a TIF with a path. I place this image in an image frame and fix
>> so the path is a clipping path (Properties > Shape > Image Clip Path).
>> Works fine!
>> But I'd like to have some offset, so the text can flow around the
>> image with some distance between the image and the text.
>> I've tried to edit the shape (with Nodes, Set Shape to Image Clip) and
>> expanded the shape, but it seems to calculate the origin coordinates
>> and then expand every node from this origin. This doesn't work for my
>> irregular image.
>> One solution is to make the path larger (I create it in GIMP). But can
>> Scribus solve this in some other way?
> Hi Staffan,
> Scribus only reads clipping paths, but you can't edit them. Since you're working with GIMP, I suggest exporting the clipping path as an SVG file and import the SVG into Scribus. You can then adjust the imported SVG to your liking and let text flow around it.
> HTH,
> Christoph
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