[scribus] skewed text frame & text distances

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Fri Nov 25 15:45:13 UTC 2016

hi vaclav
> I am creating a leaflet with skewed text frames -- the verticals are
> all rotated by 10°. I would like to flow text into those frames
> keeping 5mm clearance on both sides. I tried to set paragraph
> leftskip/rightskip, but it seems to be effective relative to the text
> area bounding box, not the actual shape on that line; the same
> happens with Text/Columns&Text Distances (as suggested in 
> http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus/2015-April/051695.html), 
> where a thin line appears in that distance from the bbox vertical, 
> again, not skewed.
> Is this something expected? For me definitely counter-intuitive. Is 
> there some workaround? I could move text frame nodes by those 5mm,
> but it is a bit tedious in the absence of rotated guides.
> Thanks for suggestions, cheers!

i can confirm your observation...

looks like a bug to me...
can you please submit it to the bug tracker?

... at the end, yes, creating text frames of the correct size seems to
be the simplest solution...


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