I would like to have a simple split like this in Scribus. Is there any way to do that? Note that the real shape I need to cut is more complicate than that. enter image description here


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For the benefit of others, and possibly in addition to the answers provided in the linked Scribus forum post, Scribus has a set of boolean tools you can use on paths.

The Scribus forum answer suggests using Item -> Path Tools -> Cut Polygon having first selected a polygon and a bezier curve to cut it. (It doesn't work for me if the intended cut line is merely a "line")

If you're more minded to deal with combinations of volumes then select two polygon items and then in the menu go Item -> Path Tools -> Path Operations...

I think the dialogue is pretty self explanatory:Scribus Boolean Path Operations dialogue

As the operations are so deep in the menu structure and not available in a right-click menu I cursed Scribus for a while for its apparent lack of functionality until I discovered these.

  • Thanks for your answer. I haven't tried your method yet, but if you can confirm that, I will accept yours.
    – Ooker
    Mar 4, 2015 at 14:57
  • I wish they have a ribbon menu instead.
    – Ooker
    Mar 4, 2015 at 14:58

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