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(New page: {{TIP Index}} For certificates, images or similiar things sometimes complex borders are needed. This is a very simple trick that simply uses the duplicating functions for some shapes and ...)
 
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* We start with the creation a polygon or a shape which will be the basis for the border. In this case, it's a polygon with four corners.
 
* We start with the creation a polygon or a shape which will be the basis for the border. In this case, it's a polygon with four corners.
  
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* Use ''Item > Multiple Duplicate'' and create 10 – or any other number of – duplicates with a horizontal shift that is slightly smaller than the width of the original shape. Vertical shift is 0.
 
* Use ''Item > Multiple Duplicate'' and create 10 – or any other number of – duplicates with a horizontal shift that is slightly smaller than the width of the original shape. Vertical shift is 0.

Revision as of 00:12, 13 August 2007

This article is part of the Tips & Tricks series.
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For certificates, images or similiar things sometimes complex borders are needed. This is a very simple trick that simply uses the duplicating functions for some shapes and – at your option – the combining of shapes. The results can be used in a lot of ways.

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  • We start with the creation a polygon or a shape which will be the basis for the border. In this case, it's a polygon with four corners.

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  • Use Item > Multiple Duplicate and create 10 – or any other number of – duplicates with a horizontal shift that is slightly smaller than the width of the original shape. Vertical shift is 0.


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  • At your option, use Item > Combine Polygons.

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  • Duplicate the resulting object, rotate it and build a border for an image.

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  • With some white circles, combined with a paper-coloured rectangular, you can build a memo.

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  • By the way, this seems to be the only way to build a dotted line from circles in Scribus :-)

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(c) Thomas Zastrow, 2007 The content of this page is licenced under the Free Documentation Licence.