[scribus] line spacing
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
> 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):
> [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
> [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.
>> working on a business card and there is too much space between the
>> lines as default ...
>> thanks guys
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