[scribus] line spacing

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com
Mon Jul 28 03:03:03 CEST 2008

mike a écrit :
> merci beaucoup mon ami

> thanks for your help, i will experiment ... 

> your reply triggered another question; how do i use special characters, like 'accent' marks over vowels, and tilde's over 'n' for some spanish words?

I am responding to the list since I guess this question and the answer 
can be of interest to others.

I assume you ask how to access those characters. Right?

Insert > Glyph will pop up a dialog where you can pick any of the 
available glyphs for the font you are using.


> mike
> --- On Sun, 7/27/08, Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com> wrote:
>> From: Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com>
>> Subject: Re: [scribus] line spacing
>> To: migueltrucha at yahoo.com, "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 7:54 AM
>> 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.
>> [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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