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I hope this is the right place to ask this...

I am using Scribus version 1.4.3

When I create text boxes, they start out with outlines.  I cannot seem to get the outline to disappear without setting the text box outline colour transparency to 0.

This would be fine, except that it also makes the underlining of any text within the text box disappear.

It this me being silly, is there a work-around or is this not an issue in version 1.4.4?

Thanks :)

Hi Froom2.

Check your Scribus Preferences and go to the "Tools" section.
Then click the "Text Frame Properties" icon.
You need to make sure that the "Stroke Colour" - not "Text Stroke" - is set to "None".
That will make all new text frames default to having no outline colour.

You'll need to close Scribus and restart to apply the changes properly.

It says 'none' there, I'm so confused :(  and when I'm in the document, and try to change the width of the text box border for example, nothing happens.  Nothing changes.
Would it be worth uninstalling and redownloading andjust starting over do you think?

If you've got the outline colour of the text frame (the frame's border colour) set to "None" - for example in "Properties / Colours" - then you'll not see any change in the width of the outline. It will get larger but as there's no colour you won't see it changing. This sounds a bit confusing at first but it's expected behaviour. If you want to see the border you need to give it a colour.

Just out of interest, what OS are you using? And how did you install Scribus (and where did you get it from)?

Ah that actually kinda makes sense, thank you.  Although there is still no way to say no outline, in the line menu...

I'm on Windows 7, I got scribus from the scribus website...... I am still having this problem and I really honestly don't understand why the text underlining is linked to the text box outline, and I can't find a way toseparate them.  I mean, I can sort of understand it but it seems to me a particularly twisted kind of logic :(

I shall reinstall and update if still having issues.


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