We live in the digital age now, and Scribus has some tools to keep your borders exact and the columns lined up. The Guides feature can produce vertical and horizontal lines that object edges can be "snapped" to and held in place. Let's look at an example below:
Guides can be created simply by clicking on either the left or top ruler and dragging outwards. A small box will show the location of the guide on the appropiate axis, allowing you to place the line at a more exact location. Alternatively, you can input specific values using the Guide Manager (Page → Manage Guides). Simply press "Add" and enter the number in the box.
If you've created some objects and realised that they can't snap to the guides, don't panic. Click on (Page → Snap to Guides) and you'll be all set. If the guides and hiding behind your objects, there's a setting to fix that. Go to (File → Preferences → Guides), and set them to appear in the foreground as shown in the image.
- The Guide Manager has a "Column/Row" tab which allows you to create evenly spaced columns in your page (using guides). Be sure to check the "Margins" box, or else your text will go off the page.
- Scribus has a grid (View → Show Grid) that basically functions like a transparent sheet of graph paper. Snapping can be enabled by selecting (Page → Snap to Grid), and the size of the squares can be adjusted in (File → Preferences → Guides).