[scribus] Bounding box dialog not found
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Thu Sep 6 13:49:35 UTC 2018
Am 06.09.2018 um 14:52 schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> 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:
>>>> 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.
>> 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.
Good idea, thanks!
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