[Scribus] Linespacing issues

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins
Thu Dec 14 01:40:11 CET 2006

2006/12/13, Branko Vukelic <bg.branko at gmail.com>:
> On Thursday 14. December 2006. 00:33, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> > QXP and ID also ignore the first line's leading.
> That is true only if you do not change the text frame properties. If you
> open
> Text Frame Properties in InDesign, you will notice that you can set the
> OFFSET OF THE FIRST BASELINE relative to text frame top edge.
> Therefore, leading is not ignored if you set the offset to "Leading".

Thanks for the hint. :)

> > 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.
> Actually, I have always resorted to using first baseline offset in order
> to
> AVOID using the baseline grid. The grid is IMHO the correct way of
> handling
> multi-column text, but I've always been just too lazy to set up a proper
> grid. :)

The grid is one of DTP's "best friends" :)

> > 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.
> My formulation was wrong. What I wanted to say is "specify different
> baseline
> grids for *individual* boxes". I was talking about per-box baseline grid
> and
> not document-wide grids.

There is a RFE on that specific issue in the bug tracker. Please browse
bugs.scribus.net and feel free to add your comments.


Of course, in magazine production, you can always resort to separating the
> whole publication into individual spreads and save each spread (or groups
> of
> similar spreads) as individual files.
> _______________________________________________
> Scribus mailing list
> Scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/mailman/listinfo/scribus
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/attachments/20061214/14863530/attachment.html 

More information about the scribus mailing list