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xp15

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Hey, when using the outline for an image, the border covers part of the image, it's more visible if you thicken it.
Any way to make it thickens only outward?

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Re: Preventing a picture frame (line) from getting on the image itself
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 06:00:57 am »
Hi xp15,

I do not believe that Scribus has that fine of control over lines, determining whether it expands from inside, middle or outside.  If you put the stroke/line behind the image as a separate item and increase the size, it will hide the inner expansion and visually increase the exterior of the line.  Please let me know if this is what you need.

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Re: Preventing a picture frame (line) from getting on the image itself
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 07:56:44 am »
Thanks. That's a genius idea! It does help.

Just need to copy the img frame or to create a new one (it's important to set a color for the stroke instead of the default none).

A second question, is there a way to pick a full hidden item?
Let's say I put the border frame behind the img one, do I have to move the img onw to get to the one behind it? Or is there a way to reach it like layers in Gimp?
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mnawij

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Re: Preventing a picture frame (line) from getting on the image itself
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 09:23:50 pm »
I do not think that Scribus has the option to select items below the currently selected object as other programs do at least I have not found it.  I always use layers for what you are seeking to do and I just turn off the top object layer to access the object underneath on the lower layer.  Hope this helps!

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Re: Preventing a picture frame (line) from getting on the image itself
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 06:31:22 am »
I do not think that Scribus has the option to select items below the currently selected object…

yes, you can select objects below others – just press the 'ctrl' key!

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Re: Preventing a picture frame (line) from getting on the image itself
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 05:20:47 am »
utnik,

hmmm, I have been using Scribus for years and did not know that, thanks for the tip!

mnawij

 

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