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Scribus => Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos => Topic started by: TypoAlex on August 21, 2022, 02:23:19 pm

Title: Howto handle images when inlined into my textfield
Post by: TypoAlex on August 21, 2022, 02:23:19 pm
Hello
I start using Scribus now, I know many tools like Quark/Freehand/Indesign etc.

What I want to achieve:

 - Images not placed "statically" on the page, instead "dynamically" floating with my text.

What I achieved so far:

1) Create a text box, put some example text.
2) Create image box, select any image into it
3) CUT (ctrl-x) the image box
4) put text cursor in some line of the example text
5) PASTE the image (ctrl-v)

=> I See the image is treated like a character and floats well with my text,

BUT:
* it has the height of 1 line (sure it is a character) and therefore covers upper lines
* EPIC FAIL: I cannot select the image anymore to resize etc. It is even not shown in the document structure anymore.

Why I want to achieve that?
Hundreds of pages; text and layout not statically defined, text parts associated to image, so I need locality between text and images.

I am afraid this feature is just not implemented (I use latest version 1.4.8 on PC)
Any plugin for that use case?

thanks for your support


Title: Re: Howto handle images when inlined into my textfield
Post by: RodneyLee on August 21, 2022, 03:23:04 pm
wonder if it works better on the more recent latest version 1.5.8? worth a try with a duplicate file
Title: Re: Howto handle images when inlined into my textfield
Post by: Nermander on August 23, 2022, 05:54:14 pm
I would suggest using another software if you want your contents to flow freely. Scribus is mainly designed as a page layout program (i.e. where you decide the design of each page), and while there are some workarounds I do not think it is optimal to use Scribus for such a document.

Have a go at for example Libre Office Writer.