[Scribus] Linespacing issues
Thu Dec 14 00:33:03 CET 2006
Branko Vukelic a ?crit :
> On Wednesday 13. December 2006. 22:36, Clayborne Arevalo wrote:
>>I think the way Scribus handles linespacing isn't optimal for
>>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.
QXP and ID also ignore the first line's leading.
> If I understand you correctly, Scribus doesn't offer any way of specifying the
> offset of first line from the top of the box?
Not true. You can set the baseline grid as you wish and set the starting
point of the grid.
> I find this to be slightly inconvenient, too. For example, InDesign, that I
> use at work, offers the following choices:
> 1. Cap Height (this is what I usually work with): height of letter T (or H),
> for example.
> 2. Leading (line height)
> 3. x height
> 4. ascender...
> Maybe there is something else, but the above is what I use, depending on the
> particular problem. This is much faster to work with than repositioning
> Also, a nice feature is to be able to specify different baseline grids for
> different boxes.
Scribus has baseline grid feature on board for a long time now.
> Now, I did read the part about Scribus not being a clone of DTP app XYZ, but I
> think these are more generic features that could be included in future
> Just my 2 cents.
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