[scribus] Symbol ignored for text flow

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 27 15:01:16 UTC 2016

On 11/27/2016 09:42 AM, Václav Šmilauer wrote:
>> Playing with the Symbol concept a bit suggests to me that this is meant
>> to be a kind of Pattern which you might use for the background or fill
>> of some object. So rather than needing to find patterns outside of
>> Scribus, you can make your own from various objects. Therefore, by
>> itself, it isn't really an "object" in a Scribus sense, but needs to be
>> inserted into an object so that this kind of setting is possible.
>> To do what you are wanting to do, I think you should put your item in
>> the Scrapbook, where you can reuse it as many times as you want, and
>> have the Text Flows capability when you need it.
> I was looking for something like inkscape's clone, where modifying the
> original will automatically change also all clones, and thought symbols
> were meant for these kind of things. Using scrapbook is a good idea.

Actually, it does seem to work like this, again once you apply your
symbol to some object for fill.

Go to Windows > Symbols, which brings up your symbols. Right-click on
them to edit, make your changes, click End Edit, and your changes are
applied wherever you have used the symbol. I see there are also a LOT of
settings for Symbols under its Properties (in Color Tab - Patterns), but
these seem to be object-specific and not applied to all objects using
the symbol.


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