[scribus] text flow around another text frame. (Scribus 1.4.6)

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Jun 27 20:27:07 UTC 2015

On 06/27/2015 12:21 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:50:31 -0400
> Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 06/25/2015 07:37 PM, John Culleton wrote:
>>> This has been discussed before I am sure, but
>>> I can't find the magic formula. I want text
>>> to flow around another text frame. I got that
>>> to work. But T want a little offset so that
>>> when the text flows it doesn't run up right
>>> next to the other frame. Step by step what do
>>> I need to do?
>> There are two approaches, and you may want to
>> use a bit of both.
>> The first, as mentioned is to simply set the
>> "Distances" for the frame that inside or being
>> flowed around. This can be problematic if the
>> frame is small, and be quite ugly.
>> The other is to decide what you flow around.
>> The default of course is the frame, but you can
>> choose to flow around the contour line, which
>> is under Shape > Text Flows Around Frame > Use
>> Contour Line.
>> Then, edit the frame (again under Shape), and
>> check Edit Contour Line. Note that amongst the
>> buttons are a couple which expand the Contour
>> Line by a certain percentage all around or a
>> certain number of points all around.
>> Greg
> I left out some important details. In this
> project in order to match previous work the
> inserted text frame has a light gray background
> and rounded corners. Also my shaky old hands
> won't allow me to manipulate a contour line with
> any success.
> So I took a different path entirely. For each
> such frame I drew a slightly larger text frame
> over the top of the existing one. I set it to
> have text flow around it. Then I went to the Item
> menu. selected "level", and lowered the blank
> frame in relation with the real text frame. 
> It works and it is not too difficult.
This is definitely option 3. Not as elegant, but you do whatever works
for you.


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