[Scribus] problem with two columns

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Fri Feb 4 04:10:21 CET 2005

>     After setting up a page with two columns,
>I can edit or import text into the first (on left)
>but when I finish this, and try to import text
>into the 2nd column (on right), all the text is
>overlapped and uneven lines... even when the
>file is printed.
>     How can I fix this ?
>     Thank you

Hi Stu,

I think I can help you but I'm not really sure to understand what the 
issue is, exactly.

Will try to figure this out and you provide the feedback. ;-)

a. Maybe the gutter is set to zero. In that case, there is no gap 
between the 2 columns. To change that value, go to Properties>Shape 
and change the Gutter value to 10mm or 1 pica or 10 pts or .25 inch 
or something like this. Does it look better?

b. Maybe you have one text frame on top of the other. To see that, 
select View and Show frames.

c. Uneven lines, if I understand what the problem is, can be 
corrected using Paragraph styles and the "Lock to grid" check box 
PLUS you'll have to remember the linespacing value in that same 
dialog box and you'll have to set the Grid value to that same 
linespace in the Settings>Preferences. This will result in the 
following: any text formatted with that Paragraph style will be 
locked to the grid. So all lines, in any text frame, will stick to 
that grid, thus being even, from one column to the other.



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