[Scribus] Fill Characters?

Steve Jacobs steve
Tue Apr 12 07:57:59 CEST 2005

Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 01:13 -0500, Loki wrote:
>>Hey. I'm new to Scribus, and I'm trying to create a table of contents by 
>>Now, for this, I want the effect where there is a bunch of fill characters 
>>between the chapter name and the page it starts on. In Word or OpenOffice, 
>>I create a tab with fill characters attached to it, and that creates the 
>>effect. I don't see any way to do this with Scribus's styles, at least in 
>>1.2.1, which is what I'm using.
> It's on the TODO list, but unfortunately there's not really any nice way
> to do it right now. I think most folks are using dotted lines.

Back in the 80's, my old Compugraphics had "Insert Space" and "Insert 
Leader" commands which were extrodinarily handy. Insert Space simply 
filled the line up with white space at the point where the command was 
keyed. Thus, typing



This            That
Something       Else

Insert Leader did the same thing, but using dots instead of white space.

It seems to me this would be fairly easy to script, if there is a Python 
function which will return the amount of unsed space remaining in a 
line. Is there such a thing?

I kind of looked in the docs one day, didn't find it if it's there.



Steve Jacobs
Steve Jacobs & Associates
Trinidad, Colorado US

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