[scribus] Problem with linked frames

Matt Miller matt.miller at fastmail.com
Fri Jul 15 15:41:05 UTC 2022

You could try Scribus version 1.5.8. Although the 1.4 series is technically the “stable” branch, I think of it more as the “soon to be obsolete” branch. 1.5.x has been effectively stable for a long time, and my recommendation is 1.5.8.

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022, at 08:04, John wrote:
> I worked with Pagemaker professionally for many years. Now retired, I 
> decided to try Scribus as a modern equivalent, installing version 1.4.8 
> for Windows 10. However, I found it far more complicated and less 
> intuitive. Eventually I managed to get some content on one page, and 
> tried to flow text over frame links. Although the frames are showing as 
> linked, as indicated by a pop-up telling me that they were already 
> linked when I tried again, text refuses to flow, ending mid-sentence at 
> the bottom of the first frame. There is a small "x" in a square where 
> the text stops, but the linked frame remains empty. The Story Editor 
> shows the complete text. Both frames are on the same layer. I even 
> unlinked the second frame, and then linked it again.
> I suspect I should do something with that small "x" in the corner, but 
> it cannot be activated with a click, so I'm stumped. What am I missing?
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