[Scribus] Linespacing issues

clayborne.arevalo at gmail.com clayborne.arevalo
Sat Dec 16 12:27:37 CET 2006

On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:00:04 -0500,
Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com> wrote:
LD> clayborne.arevalo at gmail.com a ?crit :


LD>>>>With Scribus's current behavior of ignoring linespacing at
LD>>>>the top, I have to manually reposition the text box if I
LD>>>>want my columns to finish evenly at the bottom since the
LD>>>>first line will have a linespacing of 14pt rather than
LD>>>You could attach your lines to the baseline and forget
LD>>>manual tweaking.
LD>> How could I do this?
LD> 1. You have to set the baseline grid in the Preference panel.
LD> 2. Please note that there are 2 Prefs panels. One that is
LD> general for any *new* document and one that is specific to
LD> the current document.
LD> 3. You have to use Paragraph Styles to use the baseline grid,
LD> afaik. (At least it was like that last time I checked.)
LD> 4. You'll find the option in the linespacing pop-up menu
LD> (just keep your mouse down on that icon and you'll see the
LD> options)

This is a totally non-obvious feature. It should be made more
prominent. I could barely see the little triangle indicating that
the icon is hiding a pop-up menu.

A side note: I still believe the "Fixed" linespacing option (the
default) is misnamed. The default linespacing option is
(apparently) to follow the height of the tallest character
(except when small caps are involved). Which can be problematic
when typesetting a title composed entirely of lowercase letters
(with and without ascenders) or formatted with a font where the
ascenders of some of the lowercase letters (like "l" and "f")
extend beyond the height of the UPPERCASE letters.

LD> Hope that helps.

It does. Thanks.

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