[Scribus] Linespacing issues

Clayborne Arevalo clayborne.arevalo
Wed Dec 13 22:36:02 CET 2006

I think the way Scribus handles linespacing isn't optimal for
multi-column layouts.

For example, let's say I create a line with 12pt text at 36pt
linespacing. If the line is the first line in the text box,
Scribus will ignore the huge linespacing I specified for the
text (36pt) and instead use the height of the text as linespacing
(12pt). Scribus will only honor the linespacing if it's not on
the first line of the text box.

This makes it difficult to align multi-column layouts.

Imagine the following scenario: I have a "Section Head" style
with 14pt text at 24pt linespacing. For my "Normal Text" style I
have 10pt text at 12pt linespacing. If Scribus honors my 24pt and
12pt linespacing everywhere it occurs, then I will have not much
trouble aligning my text, since obviously:

12pt x 2 = 24pt.

However, with Scribus's current behavior of ignoring linespacing at
the top, I have to manually reposition the text box if I want my
columns to finish evenly at the bottom since the first line will
have a linespacing of 14pt rather than 12pt.

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