[Scribus] using multiple fonts within one line of text?

John Beale beale
Sat Feb 24 08:50:35 CET 2007

I am a relative newcomer to Scribus. I have looked but I cannot figure this 
out from the online help files. I am using Scribus on Windows XP.

I am designing a DVD jacket cover. On the back I must fit a large amount of 
text into a small space, and I need multiple font weights on one single 
line. It is the sort you have probably seen on movie posters:


...and so forth. I put the plain text into the "story editor" window but 
the "Style" selector boxes in the left-hand column seem to apply to an 
entire line of text at once. In this case, I need to alternate styles for 
almost every word on a line.

I seem to be able to do this by highlighting a single word and choosing a 
new font (eg. Arial Narrow Regular vs. Arial Bold) but there is no visual 
confirmation of this in the edit window, and when I place the cursor within 
the word, the selection box does not show the correct font for that word.

Is there a good way to do this kind of font selection, or is this something 
that Scribus is not designed to do?  Thank you for any tips!

John Beale
Beale Corner Productions

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