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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: Steinfaust on June 22, 2012, 04:28:14 pm

Title: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
Post by: Steinfaust on June 22, 2012, 04:28:14 pm
Hey,

I want to make a textbox as big as the blue lines but when I try to drag and drop it (to increase the size) it's jumping too far. I can't place the textfbox exactly on the blue line.

Screenshot for understanding me better:
http://puu.sh/COR1

Please help, thanks!
Title: Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
Post by: Christen_Anderson on June 22, 2012, 05:32:35 pm
Drag-and-drop to position/resize objects is great for getting a general idea of what your document will look like, but isn't very accurate for final placement. Try the Properties Palette (F2 or Windows --> Properties). The first tab (X, Y, Z) will allow you to set the dimensions and position of your object very precisely. :D

HTH,
Christen
Title: Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
Post by: utnik on June 22, 2012, 09:08:19 pm
hi steinfaust

drag and drop is ok – but you need guides (an 'snap to guides' activated…)

utnik
Title: Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
Post by: a.l.e on June 23, 2012, 12:16:38 am
once you have activated the guides, try what kind of wonders a shift click can do :-)

- choose the text or image frame tool
- press down the shift button and without releasing that button click on the area you want to fill

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
Post by: Nermander on June 23, 2012, 08:23:27 am
Just to make things clear: He wants "snap to margins", but I think that is controlled by the "snap to guides" setting.