[scribus] Bounding box dialog not found

Rolf-Werner Eilert rwe-sse at osnanet.de
Thu Sep 6 06:40:10 UTC 2018

Am 05.09.2018 um 19:22 schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> On 09/05/2018 10:47 AM, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am currently on a computer with Scribus 1.4.6 and set a picture to 
>> Bounding Box. But where is the dialog to define the distances?
>> Somehow I remember it was directly below the switches (with F2, Shapes 
>> "Form" in the German version). Am I wrong?
> Hi Rolf,
> If I understand you correctly, what you want to do is set Text Flows 
> Around Frame to an area larger than the image frame. If that is the 
> case, you should set Text Flows to Use Contour Line. Next, click the 
> Edit button at the top of the Shape tab, and in the Edit Shapes dialog, 
> check the box to edit the contour line rather than the frame.
> You can't edit the Bounding Box, at least directly. The Bounding Box 
> encompasses the frame and all of its control points. For a rectangle, 
> all the control points will be on the frame.
> Greg

Thank you Greg, I must have remembered completely wrong. I could have 
sworn there was something to adjust.

Yesterday I ended up in a method I used before: Just set an empty text 
box over the picture which forces the text a bit farther away from the 
picture. This is my usual workaround, but a bit cumbersome when you want 
to change the geometry of the picture.

By the way, wouldn't such a function be practical? Why wasn't it 
implemented? Just an idea...


More information about the scribus mailing list