[scribus] Bounding box dialog not found

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Sep 6 12:52:10 UTC 2018

On 09/06/2018 02:40 AM, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
> 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...
I think if you practice with it a bit, you'll find that using and 
editing the Contour Line can be very quick. There are buttons for 
increasing the Contour Line by a percentage or absolute measurement. If 
you subsequently resize your frame, you can go back to Edit Shape and 
there is a button to Reset the Contour Line, and adjust again.


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