[scribus] text flow around another text frame. (Scribus 1.4.6)
nickigriffin at mac.com
Sun Jun 28 09:45:56 UTC 2015
The way I do it for a poetry magazine is to draw a shape, do the text flow round that, then put the text frame inside. I can easily do birders and fill either frame with a colour.
Apologies for this appearing with all the other text and probably above. My phone won't allow any other way.
On 27 Jun 2015 5:21 pm, John Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> 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.
> John Culleton
> Wexford Press
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