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

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sat Feb 24 12:45:18 CET 2007

On Saturday 24 February 2007 08:50:35 John Beale wrote:
> 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.

You should see the font selector in the toolbar change when you cursor over 
the text. Use the selector on the left to change the whole paragraph and the 
selectors on the toollbars afterwards. What you are wanting to do is 
certainly possible.

The formatting changes completely in 1.3.4, with a much more robust style 
system that should make for some benefits in what you are trying to do.


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