[Scribus] Columns?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Jul 17 19:56:26 CEST 2007

Am Dienstag, 17. Juli 2007 19:43 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> Rank n00b here, Scribus on Feisty amd64.
> I want text in columns. The text was written in OOo Writer. I created a
> text frame in Scribus, copied and pasted the text from Writer, fixed
> the styles, and it looks OK. In the top menu I see View > Show Text
> Frame Columns. I checked it, but I can't find any place to create the
> columns in the text frame. I poked everywhere, and I read the
> documentation, but how to create columns in text frames eludes me.

Columns are set in the shape tab of the Properties Palette.

> So I'm thinking, "maybe columns in a text frame are not yet
> implemented. Fine, I'll just create additional frames and link them."
> The text in the first frame is overset, so I created another text frame
> to the right of it and linked the two frames. There is now a little
> arrow showing the link from the first frame to the second, but the
> overset text from the first frame does not flow into the second frame.
> Again, I poked all over, but I can't find any way to get the text to
> flow into the second frame.

Hmm, are you using 1.3.4? Maybe you ran into a bug specific to this version.

> Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong, or if there is a better way
> to do what I want?

Well, in general, I advise you to make heavy use of our Wiki. Many of the 
questions you ask here are already answered there ;)



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