[scribus] skewed text frame & text distances

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Nov 25 22:28:34 UTC 2016

On 11/25/2016 10:45 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
> 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...

It might be more of a feature request than a bug. For example, if you
took a star shape or circle and converted to a text frame, you wouldn't
necessarily expect star-shaped or circular Text Distances.


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