[scribus] line spacing

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com
Sun Jul 27 14:28:33 CEST 2008

Louis Desjardins a écrit :
> mike a écrit :
>> not to change the subject, but can anyone tell me how to change the 
>> spacing between lines in scribus?  i think this used to be know as the 
>> 'letting'
> Hi Mike,
> "Leading" is the other word for "linespacing".
> When you set the values for text in the Properties Palette > Text tab, 
> it’s possible to set only one linespacing value per text frame.
> For more flexibility regarding linespacing, you have to create paragraph 
> stylesheet in Edit > Paragraph Styles... Scribus then allows the use of 
> as many linepacing values as you want — per paragraph — in one single 
> text frame, provided you have set a paragraph stylesheet for each, and 
> have applied it through the Story Editor.
> As you may have found already, you have 3 options for linespacing (in 
> the PP and in the Paragraph Style... create dialog):
> [Auto]
> [Fixed]
> [Lock to baseline grid]
> To see those options, you have to keep your mouse button clicked on the 
> icon to see a well-hidden pull-down menu. [Some of us here on this list 
> pray for this hidden-menu to be replaced by something more obvious for 
> users!!! You may pray with us!!! :-) ]
> [Auto linespacing] is based on a percentage value of the typesize you 
> are using. This percentage has to be set in the Preference > Typography. 
> The default is 20%. This means that for a typesize of 10 pts, you’ll get 
> an auto linespacing of 12 pts. As you increase or decrease your 
> typesize, the leading value will increase or decrease by this 
> percentage. The auto percentage can be changed either in the Prefs (with 
> no document open) and will affect all further documents or it can be 
> modified at any time in the Edit > Document Settings > Typography (the 
> dialogs are identical) and will affect only the current document. 
> Autolinespacing is quick but remember that a change in the percentage 
> will affect all the paragraph to which this type of linespacing was used.

Ooops... Sorry! I must correct myself. This last sentence is not true. I 
just tested it. A change in the percentage won’t affect the paragraph 
already created.

> [Fixed] is just that: fixed. You set a value for linespacing and this 
> value will not change when you increase or decrease the typesize.
> [Lock to baseline grid] will not care about the font size either. You 
> need to go to the Preferences, in the Guides section. There at the 
> bottom right you’ll see 2 fields. One is the grid itself, so the 
> linespacing value, and the other is the offset, where it will start. 
> This is mostly used in multicolumns documents where you want to see all 
> the lines properly aligned from one column to another, especially if you 
> have objects such as images that break the text flow here and there in 
> your layout.
> Cheers!
> Louis
>> working on a business card and there is too much space between the 
>> lines as default ...
>> thanks guys
>> mike

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