[Scribus] Arbitrary word spacing

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Dec 4 04:18:55 CET 2006

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Martin Langeland a ?crit :
>> Hi all
>> Set up: Scribus, 3 October 06, Build ID C C T F A 64bit with GS 8.15
>> OS is SuSE 10.0 on AMD 64 bit processor.
>> Problem: I want to set three words in the center of a line. I type the
>> words with only a single space between in the story editor. If the text
>> frame fits the type the type changes its word spacing to separate the
>> second word from the third by more than 100%  of the line. If I greatly
>> expand the box -- off the page -- it is just as I would like it to be.
>> If I close the box down it separates word three from word two, or if
>> even closer, the first word separates. It is as if there is a ghost
>> object in the text box that is wrapping the line as it requires.
>> This is a new page with no other work on it. The text box is called
>> text1 in the properties box. If I add an image frame that is image 89
>> and the second text box is called text 90.
>>  I feel like the poltergeists are in charge. All help will be most
>> appreciated!
> Hi Martin,
> Can you check again (the old "stupid check" trick) whether you really 
> have a space there or could it be a tab? Also, how did you set the 
> justification : right or left or center align or justify or block 
> (forced justification)? This is odd. Did you try to reproduce this with 
> another text frame, another font?
I have seen some funkiness with sometimes with text frames. It's 
rather unpredictable, but sometimes you just can't get the text to behave.

I would suggest going to to see if that helps.


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