[scribus] How can I shape a box by its ears?

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Jun 12 23:10:59 UTC 2015

On 06/12/2015 01:41 PM, Andrew Selkirk wrote:
> How can I grab a box by its ears, or corner boxes?
> Whenever I hover over a box’s ears, a hand appears, which then moves the
> whole box.
> But I don't want to move the whole box, I want to change its shape, and for
> this you need the double arrow. The double arrow appears occasionally if
> you hover around diligently enough, but 19 times out of 20 the hand
> appears, which is infuriating.
> How can I get rid of the hand so it only appears when I click the middle of
> the box and then move the whole box.
> Want I want to do is simply reshape the box using the double arrows but how
> do I make them appear?

Grabbing the box handles with the mouse is certainly a quick way to make
edits, but you will find in a number of situations you want to be more
precise than that.

This is where X,Y,Z in the properties can be useful.
Notice that the spinboxes will change the values as you use the
scrollwheel of your mouse. It is even more useful to see what happens
when you hold now Ctrl or Shift while doing this. With Ctrl, you can
make much bigger changes faster, and with Shift much smaller. Using
combinations serially is what I find most useful for precise changes.


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