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


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 '15 at 14:57
  • I wish they have a ribbon menu instead. – Ooker Mar 4 '15 at 14:58

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