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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: spittingimage on October 25, 2019, 10:21:08 am

Title: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: spittingimage on October 25, 2019, 10:21:08 am
I'm using Scribus 1.4.6 on Linux Mint. I know it has a table tool, but I see from the discussion here that it's not considered good practice to use it. Seems like some people prefer to create tables in another application and import them as images.

Is there a way to alter the background colour, not just for text but right out to the edges of the text box, for alternating lines (or paragraphs) without splitting it up into separate text boxes? Or is that the right way to do it?
Title: Re: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: a.l.e on October 25, 2019, 11:02:15 am
have a look at this:

Faking "zebra" rows with Scribus 1.4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8LHozLpWa8

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: Nermander on October 26, 2019, 09:36:02 am
If you just want alternating background for the rows, you would maybe make a one-column table and use TABs within the rows.

Then at least it will a bit easier to edit than a full table.
Title: Re: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: spittingimage on October 26, 2019, 11:21:01 am
Thanks for the advice, that sounds ideal.
Title: Re: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: a.l.e on October 26, 2019, 11:12:02 pm
nermander, i've added your comment to the youtube tutorial... i hope you're fine with that.
Title: Re: How to get the table look without tables?
Post by: Nermander on October 27, 2019, 11:04:50 am
Yes, no problem, I'm all for spreading knowledge and ideas. "Information wants to be free" :)