[scribus] Text flow around a frame

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Mon Jan 2 16:23:31 UTC 2017

On 1/2/17 8:02 AM, Anders Källström wrote:
> Den 2017-01-02 kl. 15:17, skrev Ian Whitfield:
>> *Hi Ken*
>> Am I missing something here!!??
>> I use Scribus, (several years now), currently 1.4.6, (because my Linux
>> distro will not up-date until a "stable" version is produced!!), and I
>> produce a monthly +/- 60 page Journal each month. My publication has
>> lots of Text Boxes and Image Boxes in it. To control the Text Box
>> margins I go to 'Text' > 'Columns and Text Distances' and this works
>> 100%.
>> My big gripe is the Image Boxes - to put a gap in between the Image
>> and the Text there seems to be no equivalent like for the Text Box so
>> my "work-round" is to put a Text Box on top of the Image Box and
>> re-size it to give me the margin I want.
>> Hope this might help and best wishes to you and all Forum Members for
>> 2017!!
>> IanW
> Hi,
> A simple way of putting some space between a picture and surrounding
> text is the following
> (works fine for me in Scribus 1.4.6 and in 1.5.3svn)
> Place the picture with the frame adjusted to the picture. With the
> picture frame selected choose
> the image tab in properties. Click on Free Scaling. You can now scale
> the picture and move it around
> inside the frame. Or you can resize the frame and leave the picture
> unchanged inside it. The text
> will flow round the frame whatever the size of the picture inside it.

Good idea, I'll keep it in mind next time.

It's not a photo, in my case, it's a logo, which should work the same as 
a photo.  But working with the logo at the size of the frame, and using 
Ian's idea just works better in my head.

> Happy New Scribus Year!

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