[scribus] Symbol ignored for text flow

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 27 15:12:38 UTC 2016

On 11/27/2016 10:01 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.

Well, this isn't true either. All you need to do is select all the
objects using the symbol, and then any edits in its Properties apply to
all places it has been used.

This seems like a topic for a new manual page.


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