[Scribus] Page numbering - known bug or feature?

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Fri Oct 19 22:07:59 CEST 2007

Dr. Werner Popken a ?crit :
> ver.
> Using page numbers on masterpages, I want them to switch from left to
> right on left resp. right pages, so that the number on the left page
> rifht aligns to the text frame and the page number on the right page
> left aligns accordingly, something like that:
>   t                          t  |  t                          t
>   t                          t  |  t                          t
>   t                          t  |  t                          t
>   tttttttttttttttttttttttttttt  |  tttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
>  x                              |                               y
> To be ready for 3-digit page numbers, I defined textboxes with ### on
> my left/right-master pages, which seems to be reduced to only 2 or 1
> digits sometimes when applied, but I'm fighting my way through ;-)
> Also, defining as ### and having only 2 digits, the left page number
> ist not right aligned, but instead a blank is added and this blank is
> right aligned. That's not really acceptable. Happily, I found
> workarounds in my case, but maybe this should be reported as a bug, or
> is it known and taken care for already?

The wrong alignment of the page number is a bug. We should be using only 
one page number char. for any page number. There are quite a few bug 
reports on page number issues in the bug tracker. Don't be shy to add 
your voice there, if nobody mentioned this specific issue already.


> Werner

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