[Scribus] Linespacing issues

Riku Leino tsoots
Wed Dec 13 22:46:18 CET 2006

Clayborne Arevalo wrote:
> 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.

You could attach your lines to the baseline and forget manual tweaking.

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