[scribus] {Spam?} how to empty an image frame please

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Jan 16 16:31:10 UTC 2018

On 01/16/2018 10:01 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 01/16/2018 06:41 AM, Sveinn í Felli wrote:
>> Þann þri 16.jan 2018 10:09, skrifaði ZASKE Martin
>>> How can I elegantly and quickly remove an image from an image frame,
>>> while keeping all the rest:
>>> - position and size of frame
>>> - colours
>>> - Line settings
>>> - image properties re scaling, position in frame, rotation
>>> - my notes for suitable images (stored in attributes)
>> My guess:
>> Right-click on image-frame, choose 'Content' --> 'Get Image...'
> I think what he wants is to empty the frame. This is a little tricky.
> It's easy enough to right-click on the frame and select Content > Clear.
> You will then have the frame at its size and location, line settings and
> so on, but not the scaling, rotation, etc.
> You can choose in Preferences whether to have images scaled to frame as
> the default when they are loaded, but this won't help all situations.
> However, I would try this:
> Start with your frame with image, and all settings as you want.
> Now replace this image (Content > Get Image) with some arbitrary image,
> maybe just a blank image of some arbitrary color.
> Don't make any changes in settings -- your blank image should retain all
> the settings from the previous actual image.
> You shouldn't need to have more than one kind of blank image, regardless
> of the size of the frames or the settings.
> I don't know about the notes part. One option would be to create a
> Caption using the script, then when you use the template delete the
> caption frame. The other possibility is to make the caption
> non-printing, so that it shows in Scribus but not in the final PDF. It
> would be cool if there was a Scripter command to make a non-print
> setting for a frame, but I don't find it.

Something that may not be obvious is that you disable printing (and PDF
export) by clicking the icon that looks something like a printer in the
block of icons just below the Geometry block in Properties. Its tooltip
says, "Enable or disable exporting of the object". To verify you've
clicked the right thing, right-click on the frame and check the Info,
where it should say "Print: Disabled".


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