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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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* 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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* With some white circles, combined with a paper-coloured rectangular, you can build a memo.
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'''Note:''' As of Scribus 1.4 you can create fancy borders by using line styles. This article shows you how: [[Creating a 3D-effect border]].
  
  
 
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For certificates, images or similar 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 rectangle, 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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Note: As of Scribus 1.4 you can create fancy borders by using line styles. This article shows you how: Creating a 3D-effect border.


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