[Scribus] Scribus issues

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Fri Aug 12 16:30:58 CEST 2005


>8) It appears there are no bulleted lists or numbered lists... ack. I
>could deal with it though if Scribus had a hanging indent tab like Quark
>does. I want something like this:
>*	weifjoiwjef
>	wejfiwejf
>But that's really hard to get without a hanging indent tab unless I do
>line breaks manually (which I refuse to do).
>-- John.

Hi John,

(The following is an answer I gave months ago for a similar question. 
If you feel it's usable and if anyone wants to put it on the wiki, 
please do so.)

You can put up numbered or bulleted list with the help of Paragraph
Styles. For this you need a left tabulator between the bullet or the
number (you can place any number of characters before the tab
provided your column's width) and the text. At the bottom of the Edit
Paragraph Style there are 3 fields. Create a left tab position at 2
picas. Then go the the Indent field and enter a value of 2 picas. For
First Line put a negative value of -2 picas. Of course you can put
other values if you find the gap between the bullet or number too
wide or too narrow. Just try it! Set your other values for font,
size, above, below, etc. Then, Save, OK. Apply the Style and voil?!

For bullets, you will then have to change the text font of the bullet
to something else (Regular Dingbats for instance). Do this through
the Edit>Search/Replace menu. Provided you have used a unique glyph
(or combination of) for your bullets, this will take seconds. You
will even be able to adjust the type size of the bullet though that

Using the same technique, you will be able to achieve lists with
tremendous control. If another hierarchic level is needed, just
increase the Indent and the Tab position, leaving the -2 picas value
for the First line to get a consistant spacing.



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