[scribus] Easier word wraparound and graphic images.

Dwain Alford wdalford6 at live.com
Mon Dec 15 17:52:25 UTC 2014

On 12/15/2014 11:47 AM, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
> Am 15.12.2014 17:10, schrieb JLuc:
>> Le 15/12/2014 16:55, Rolf-Werner Eilert a écrit :
>>> Using the image frame's boundaries is rarely useful for me as there is
>>> no distance left between the left/right border of
>>> the image and the characters of text. A "keep automatic distance"
>>> value for any new frame would be extremely useful.
>> true
>>> The way it is now, I always have to make up another frame that is
>>> slightly bigger than the image frame, set it behind
>>> the image frame, combine them to an object and then set the text flow
>>> option. On the other hand, using a contour line
>>> would be way too roundabout in most cases.
>> Well, what you are doing IS actually managing a contour line,
>> except you're not using the build in contour line tool,
>> but managing it using some non-dedicated tool ;
>> isnt ?
> Ok. Yes, but... the contour line is this thing you have to pull with 
> the mouse, right? Each edge for itself, and it is thought for making 
> non-rectangle contours around non-rectangle pictures. Or am I wrong here?
> Anyway, in most cases (it's more than 99 % in my case) I have to 
> simply keep some distance to a photo or an ad which is rectangle and 
> should be dealt with as a rectangle. If there was a function that kept 
> a distance of a definable number of mm to the rectangle boundaries of 
> the frame, it would save a lot of clicks and time.
> A simple input box (or if you wish it perfect, 4 boxes for the 4 edges 
> and maybe even chainable) would do. A value of zero would work as it 
> does now, any value above would keep letters a bit away from the frame.
> Regards
> Rolf
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if i remember correctly, pagemaker and xpress had/has a "padding" that 
can be set on the "image container" for what rolf-w is speaking about. i 
thought scribus had the same functionality. if not, it needs to.

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