Scribus - Move Image Inside of Image Box

May 9th, 2014

In Adobe InDesign, the selection tool moves an image box while the direct selection tool moves the image inside of the box. To do this in Scribus, select the image box and go to Image inside of the properties window. Select free scaling instead of scale to frame size. Then use the boxes for X and Y coordinates and percent scaling for size. See http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Working_with_image_frames

Scribus Text Center Vertically

May 8th, 2014

Apparently there isn't an easy way to center text vertically in Scribus the way that there is in InDesign. I found 2 options but haven't tried either one yet.

http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Vertically_Centering_Text
This page suggests using a text box without a border sized to fit the text and another text box without text but with a border the desired size. The two boxes should then be aligned and centered, giving the appearance of vertically centered text.

http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Centering_text_vertically_in_a_frame
This page provides the text for a script that will center text vertically.

Bluefish instead of Dreamweaver

May 2nd, 2014

Things I needed to look up on my first day using Bluefish:

Insert a comment:
Cntl-Alt-C

Insert an image:
Quickbar - Standard - Insert Image

Query That Allows Edits To Records

March 27th, 2014

Sometimes a select query in OpenOffice.org Base allows the fields to be edited and sometimes the information in a row can't be changed. Even if you aren't adding new fields, leaving a field that requires entry and / or has an AutoValue out of the columns included in the query will prevent edits. If the yellow asterisk to add new records isn't present at the bottom next to the arrows to move through the records, you won't be able to alter the data.

Freeze Header Rows in OpenOffice.org Calc

March 27th, 2014

Select Row below the header row; if the headers are in row 1, select row 2. Window - Freeze will keep the header row visible while the rest of the spreadsheet scrolls up. To undo, remove the checkmark on Window - Freeze.