[Scribus] Setting leading

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sun May 21 16:39:50 CEST 2006

>I am new to Scribus. I started with the tutorial at
>but it does not seem to be in sync with the current

Hi Ed,

First of all, welcome to Scribus!

Yes. The tutorial is way behind for many things and needs a serious 
update to the actual level of Scribus. Can be helpful nonetheless but 
it's better to keep this in mind while consulting it!

>Fortunately the interface seems to be well designed,
>and I have been able to find most of what I need
>easily. However I do have one problem, I can not seem
>to figure out how to set the leading without writing a
>python script.

You don't need a python script. Read on.

>I do know python, and intend to explore the scripting
>in the near future, but I find it hard to believe I
>need to write a script to do something as simple as
>changing the leading.
>Could someone please tell me how to change the

Edit > Paragraph Style is the way to go.

You can set the leading 3 ways :
[ ] auto (% of font size)
[ ] fixed (you set the value)
[ ] lock to baseline grid (you have to set the value of the baseline 
grid in the Prefs)

In 1.3.x series, the 3 modes are available from the Paragraph Style 
dialog. The icon for leading is actually a pop-up menu and there 
you'll find the 3 options.

In 1.2.x the option for Lock to grid is readily available as a check 
box option.



>Thank you very much,
>     -EdK
>Ed Keith
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