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0003575ScribusGeneralpublic2006-11-23 01:16
ReporterPLucAuclair Assigned Tofschmid  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformanyOSanyOS Versionany
Product Version1.3 
Fixed in Version1.3.4cvs 
Summary0003575: Pattern fill
DescriptionIt would be a nice addition to allow pattern filling.

Basically what we'd need is a pattern creation dialog to create the "styles". Process in my mind would be import/link image(vector or not), scale, angle and offset (taking or not angle into account).
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has duplicate 0004285 closedchristoph_s SUGGESTION 



2006-09-11 21:19

reporter   ~0012487

a feature that works like the "background-repeat" property in CSS would work nicely in the Properties/Image window, so you could set if it repeats along the X and/or the Y axis.


2006-09-11 21:35

reporter   ~0012488

I'd like something like in Inkscape, I think it's pretty powerfull, to set as a fill rule. But I'd prefer the placement/angle/scale of the background to be able to be set in the menu with, not just the "thing" there is in Inkscape, and this "widget" to be *in* the object by default, as opposed to Inkscape where you have to hunt for it in a complex drawing.

These are my only thoughts for now on the subject.

I guess maybe a repeat tool for gradients while we're at it or something.


2006-09-17 22:27

administrator   ~0012549

Have now implemented pattern fills mostly, only the placement/angle/scale settings are missing. But i've stumbled across an unexpected problem: If you have nested patterns (a pattern build with items which also use pattern fill) and one of the patterns inside the pattern is rotated, the display in Ghostscript and Acrobat Reader 5 + 7 differ. Ghostscript seems to ignore the rotation of the inner pattern. View the attached PDF in Ghostscript and Acrobat Reader to see the difference.

What to do? Should i code it to satisfy Ghostscript or Acrobat Reader?

2006-09-17 22:29


Dokument-1.pdf (2,988 bytes)


2006-09-17 22:44

reporter   ~0012551

Last edited: 2006-09-17 22:48

I'd say we should have the most flexible option, so Acrobat.

Maybe it's an overlook from Ghostscript? How about submitting them a bug or something? :S

Edit: Oh and great job! This is looking excellent! Thanks a lot! :)


2006-09-19 20:11

administrator   ~0012571

Now you can control the angle, scale and offset of the pattern fills for every object.


2006-09-19 20:12

administrator   ~0012572

BTW you can use the GIMP patterns too.


2006-09-19 22:25

reporter   ~0012573

I'm not sure as to why, but the angle is stuck at 0° for me.


2006-09-20 06:08

administrator   ~0012575

Does your rotation control show a ° symbol, if yes you have the first version. The rotation issue should be fixed now.


2006-09-20 07:24

reporter   ~0012576

That's right, it's fixed now.

I tried overprinting a pattern and a normal rectangular shape. I'm not sure as to why but Acroread displays the following error: "Could not find the Extended Graphics State named 'RE0'".


2006-09-20 09:13

administrator   ~0012577

Overprint issue is fixed now.


2006-09-24 22:11

administrator   ~0012601

Franz, is it possible to add a feature ("chain") that keeps the scaling ratio for X and Y (like in X,Y,Z or in the image tab) here? Makes sense IMHO.


2006-09-24 22:29

administrator   ~0012603

... and custom names for patterns would also help, especially if frame contents are sent to the patterns. I could think of three not mutually exclusive possibilities to do this:

1) A dialog that opens after using the context menu to send content to the patterns.

2) Using a special context menu in the Edit > Patterns dialog and/or the PP/Colour/Patterns dialog: Delete, Rename

3) Creating an Extra > Manage patterns entry to manage patterns in a document.


2006-09-24 23:07

administrator   ~0012604

Edit PAatterns, Colours, Profiles, etc will move into Edit->Resources once Resource Manager gets written.


2006-09-24 23:13

administrator   ~0012605

Great! It's getting better and better :)


2006-09-28 21:10

administrator   ~0012686

Have added the chaining button now.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-04-06 17:26 PLucAuclair New Issue
2006-04-20 20:45 mhanski OS => any
2006-04-20 20:45 mhanski OS Version => any
2006-04-20 20:45 mhanski Platform => any
2006-04-20 20:45 mhanski Product Version => 1.3
2006-09-11 11:23 fschmid Status new => assigned
2006-09-11 11:23 fschmid Assigned To => fschmid
2006-09-11 21:19 jegHegy Note Added: 0012487
2006-09-11 21:35 PLucAuclair Note Added: 0012488
2006-09-17 22:27 fschmid Note Added: 0012549
2006-09-17 22:29 fschmid File Added: Dokument-1.pdf
2006-09-17 22:44 PLucAuclair Note Added: 0012551
2006-09-17 22:46 PLucAuclair Note Edited: 0012551
2006-09-17 22:48 PLucAuclair Note Edited: 0012551
2006-09-19 20:11 fschmid Status assigned => resolved
2006-09-19 20:11 fschmid Fixed in Version => 1.3.4cvs
2006-09-19 20:11 fschmid Resolution open => fixed
2006-09-19 20:11 fschmid Note Added: 0012571
2006-09-19 20:12 fschmid Note Added: 0012572
2006-09-19 22:25 PLucAuclair Status resolved => feedback
2006-09-19 22:25 PLucAuclair Resolution fixed => reopened
2006-09-19 22:25 PLucAuclair Note Added: 0012573
2006-09-20 06:08 fschmid Note Added: 0012575
2006-09-20 07:24 PLucAuclair Note Added: 0012576
2006-09-20 09:13 fschmid Note Added: 0012577
2006-09-20 19:13 fschmid Status feedback => resolved
2006-09-20 19:13 fschmid Resolution reopened => fixed
2006-09-24 22:11 christoph_s Status resolved => feedback
2006-09-24 22:11 christoph_s Resolution fixed => reopened
2006-09-24 22:11 christoph_s Note Added: 0012601
2006-09-24 22:29 christoph_s Note Added: 0012603
2006-09-24 23:07 cbradney Note Added: 0012604
2006-09-24 23:13 christoph_s Note Added: 0012605
2006-09-28 21:10 fschmid Note Added: 0012686
2006-11-21 13:50 fschmid Status feedback => resolved
2006-11-21 13:50 fschmid Resolution reopened => fixed
2006-11-23 01:16 plinnell Status resolved => closed
2008-02-06 17:04 christoph_s Relationship added has duplicate 0004285