[Scribus] I'm puzzled
Sat Jul 22 17:00:34 CEST 2006
> Thanks Greg, this pretty much told me what I suspected about line
> spacing in a frame, but it did remind me to bookmark the wiki page! I
> would hope that the future programming to handle this would change to a
> point that if you want the whole text frame line spacing to change, then
> just select the frame and change the line spacing settings in the
> Properties window. But, if you want just a couple of lines to change,
> let the user select those lines of text only, then alter the line
> spacing for just those two or three lines you have highlighted.
This is the way it works now:
1. Select Item mode: change font settings for the entire frame.
2. Edit Contents of Frame mode: highlight letters, words, lines of
text. Changed settings apply only to highlighted text
3. Story Editor: highlight letters, words, lines of text. Changed
settings apply only to highlighted text
4. Story Editor: use of paragraph styles
As others have pointed out, in a layout program, you many times need
this kind of manual control over variably sized parts of the text, so
the way it works now is the way it's supposed to work. I suspect if
there is some change in the future, it might be to add another mode or
create variants of paragraph styles.
What can be irritating is when, after you've just spent a lot of time
highlighting and changing font features, you forget and change the whole
frame under Select Item mode -- remember the power of Undo!
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