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0012516ScribusGeneralpublic2014-10-24 23:00
ReporterKunda Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0012516: [PATCH] Port BAlpha layer-option-text-always-flows.patch
New layer option: Text always flows (text flow across layers) - it adds an attribute to the SLA file format.
Add a new layer property, setting text on the layer to flow around *all* flow-enabled objects that are on flow-enabled layers above *or below* the text layer

Long Description:
Scribus allows for text to flow around an arbitrary object by setting one of the corresponding options in the properties palette's "Shape" tab. However this only works if the flow-around object sits above the text box (either on a higher layer, or on the same layer but higher than the text). Since I sometimes need the text to flow around objects that are on a lower layer, this patch adds a new column of checkboxes to the layer palette (disabled by default).
When you enable this setting on a layer, any text on this layer will flow around all objects that have a "text flows around" setting, regardless of whether these objects sit above or below the text. To clarify: You set this property on the layer that contains the text, not the flow-around object.
When changing this setting, you may have to force Scribus to re-flow the affected text boxes by moving them (just press left arrow then right arrow) or by saving and re-opening the document.
Note that this, too, is a __file format change__. If you save a .sla document where you have enabled this setting for a layer, then open and re-save this document with an unpatched version of Scribus, the setting will be disabled even if you later open the file in the patched version again. Because vanilla Scribus doesn't know about this feature, it ignores the "text always flows" settings when opening a document, and does not persist them when re-saving it.

Proposed Patch: layer-option-text-always-flows.patch
Additional InformationBackground:
User BAlpha provides a set of patches for new features in Scribus v1.4 . They live on a Bitbucket repo and are GPL2+ licensed

- Overview of theses features :
- Patches :
- Licence is GPL2+ (as stated in Overview page and
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child of 0012007 new [MetaBugPatch] Port BAlpha new features to 1.5 so as to merge them with SVN 


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Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-07-14 01:19 Kunda New Issue
2014-07-14 01:19 Kunda Issue generated from: 0012007
2014-07-14 01:19 Kunda Relationship added child of 0012007
2014-07-14 01:19 Kunda Summary [PATCH] Port BAlpha => [PATCH] Port BAlpha layer-option-text-always-flows.patch
2014-07-14 01:35 Kunda Issue cloned: 0012517
2014-07-14 01:35 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0012517
2014-07-14 01:36 Kunda Relationship deleted parent of 0012517
2014-07-14 02:03 Kunda Description Updated
2014-10-24 23:00 Kunda Patch => Yes