[Scribus] Depth of text field too large?

Kai Großjohann kai
Thu Aug 25 10:53:28 CEST 2005

I would like to create a (single-line) text field with a background
color.  I cannot find out how to make the text field the right height,
though.  The text field always extends quite a lot below the text, and
if I make it less tall, then the text won't fit.  But it seems that
Scribus requires a lot of empty space below the text, more than would
seem necessary to me.

An exaggerated ascii graphic should illustrate.  Choose a monospaced
font for proper viewing.

Here is what I want:

| Mmmmm |

Here is what Scribus requires me to do:

| Mmmmm |
|       |

I know that the text Mmmmm does not have descenders and space might
need to be reserved for them.  But Scribus reserves much more space
than necessary.

Scribus 1.3.0 CVS on MacOSX, binary install as of a week or so ago.


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