[scribus] Text flow around a frame

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Mon Jan 2 13:56:19 UTC 2017

On 1/2/17 1:32 AM, "Christoph Schäfer" wrote:
>> Gesendet: Montag, 02. Januar 2017 um 05:19 Uhr
>> Von: "Ken Springer" <snowshed1 at q.com>
>> An: scribus at lists.scribus.info
>> Betreff: [scribus] Text flow around a frame
>> Scribus 1.5.1
>> How do you set the distance between the frame and the text?  I found the
>> options to use frame shape, use contour line, etc., but how to set the
>> distance has eluded me.
> Hi Ken,
> Since you've found the "Shape" tab of the Properties Palette, you might want to have a look at the "Edit" button ...

Hi, Christoph,

Once again, thanks for the reply.

And to repeat for those that did not read my other message, because of 
my sig, everyone may have been mislead a bit, thinking I'm using Scribus 
on my Mac.  I'm using Scribus in Windows 10.  My apologies for any 

This time, not working quite so well.  LOL

I had indeed checked the "Edit" button based on what I'd read in the 
help file.  I had selected "Use Frame Shape".  When the Nodes dialogue 
came up, that wasn't what I was expecting.  I expected to see a simple 
dialogue saying something to the effect of "I want X amount of space 
between the frame and the text", as word processors I've used do this. 
(FYI, for the frame shape this is much simpler than moving nodes.  :-) ) 
  My mind connects nodes with adjusting bezier and b-spline curves, not 
the corners of a frame.  My conclusion...  This can't be right.

I went back and read the Nodes section of the help file, thinking I'd 
missed something.  But  this time I grabbed the frame corner, and I see 
what the developers are doing/did.  But...

My frame has a fill, and the fill adjusts to the node position, rather 
than staying within the dimensions of the original frame.  Result...  No 
distance between the fill and the text.  And, not what I want. :-)

Am I missing something?

I also noticed that when the nodes are moved, and there's an image frame 
next to the frame you are adjusting, the image frame is not 
affected/moved.  That, I think, might be a good feature to have.

I was going to rant about modern User Interface programming, but have 
decided not to, other than to say UI programming seems to be regressing 
as time goes on.  :-(

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      and it's gone!"

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