[Scribus] Linespacing issues

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins
Sat Dec 16 18:37:12 CET 2006

2006/12/16, clayborne.arevalo at gmail.com <clayborne.arevalo at gmail.com>:
> 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>>>>12pt.
> LD>>>
> LD>>>You could attach your lines to the baseline and forget
> LD>>>manual tweaking.
> LD>>
> 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.

Yes. We all agree with you. This is currently undergoing lots of improvement
that will reflect in future versions. In the meantime, the feature is still
usable, although "non-obvious".


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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