[scribus] Easier word wraparound and graphic images.

Ledbetter Gail ledbetter.g at att.net
Wed Jan 14 23:37:38 UTC 2015

Should changing levels also work with shapes? I have added a shape around a text box so that I can have a black outline surrounding the text. Now I must move the shape each time I want to access the text to revise it.

On Dec 15, 2014, at 1:33 AM, Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se> wrote:

>> 1. Put the graphic element on a layer higher than
>> the text layer.
>> 2. Make sure the layer containing the graphic has
>> focus.
>> 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
>> Line"
>> 8. (Optional) move the corners of the graphic
>> around.
>> 9.Select "End editing"
>> 10. Check to make sure that the text actually
>> flows around the graphic.
> I think you are getting things wrong here.
> First, the graphic does not have to ba on a separate layer, it's the LEVEL
> that has to be above the text frame. Thus "bring to top" is what's needed
> if the graphic frame is not already on top, but if the image frame was
> created after the text frame it is usually already above the text frame.
> Second, if you don't want to use the contour line you don't have to edit
> it. The default is (if I recall correct) to use the image frame shape. If
> you DO want to use the contour line, it's obvious you will have to edit it.
> Scribus can not know the shape of the image.
> So all that has to be done is:
> 1. Move the image fram one top of the text frame.
> 2. Select "Text flow around frame->Use frame shape" for the image frame.
> Note also that of course you can have text flow around other frames than
> image frames.
> /Peter
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