[Scribus] Scribus Digest, Vol 48, Issue 48

Owen Cook rcook
Mon Feb 26 00:13:44 CET 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:47:00AM +1100, Roger wrote:
> 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.
> HI
> I must do similar to create a directory of people associated with our Eckankar 
> newsletter group.
> I find it easier to use text boxes for each item and position these with the x,y 
> co ordinates in the Properties dialog for absolute accuracy then lock them in 
> place. You can still change the text in a locked text box.
> This way if you need to twig a dimension, it has no effect on anything else on 
> the page, which is vital in small spaces.
> It means having many text boxes and means naming each text box  from the 
> Properties dialog and saving each text content as a separate text file but in 
> the end its easier and far faster and safer to do it this way.
> Roger

Have you tried "Edit contents of Frame"?

Just highlight the selection of text you want to change and change it in size/font/color plus 
various spacings

Doesn't take much time


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