[scribus] Easier word wraparound and graphic images.

John Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Sat Dec 13 15:35:29 UTC 2014

Today to get word wraparound of a graphic element
requires the following steps:
1. Put the graphic element on a layer higher than
the text layer.
2. Make sure the layer containing the graphic has
3. Make sure the graphic element has focus.
4. Hit the F2 key.
5. On the popup window select "use contour line"
6. In the upper right hand corner select "Edit"
7. On the next popup window select "Edit Contour
8. (Optional) move the corners of the graphic
9.Select "End editing"
10. Check to make sure that the text actually
flows around the graphic.
If your book has multiple graphics this sequence
becomes a bore. I recommend that the default
value of any graphic frame be to have
text on underlying layers flow around the
superimposed graphic frame. For those who
want to use other configurations steps 2.
through 10. would still be available. But for the
usual case text wraparound using the contour line 
would be the default. If there was no underlying
text no harm would be done. 

For those of us who insert multiple graphic
frames, and who may want to move them around
etc. for various layout alternatives
the default of text wraparound would be a great
time saver. No harm would be done for those who
want to select different options.

There is another option, of interrupting the
text frame and starting it again after the
graphic frame but that causes other problems. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
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