[Scribus] Story Editor Tab Stops

Michal Blazejczyk blazej
Wed Mar 12 17:56:18 CET 2008

Hi Roger,

The way I work with tabs is that I create a paragraph style for
every tabbed layout I need, and then I apply it to my text in the
Story Editor.  If you add new lines using in story editor, you
have to be careful because depending on where you press the
ENTER key, the paragraph properties (including the tabs) will
or will not be copied to the new paragraph.

Good luck,

      Michal Blazejczyk

> Frequently I edit within a text box. While cumbersome it is the best
> way for me to lay out segmented information such as: day, date, Title
> of event, time, where, who's running it. with tabs between each section.
> For example: Sun9 'The Way it Was'7:30 pmAlbertonJames the file generated
> from a spread sheet into a comma delimited csv file then the commas
> removed. I tried tab delimited but the text box couldn't handle the
> 8 character spacings in lines where part of the entry is missing.
> If I have spaces between each Sun 9  'The Way it Was' 7:30 pm Alberton
> James it is too difficult to get the text box tabs in the correct place
> on the ruler because spaces seem to take a differing amount of line
> space on each line.
> I  insert from text which has no tabs or spaces between each section
> and set the tabs by double clicking in the text box to make the ruler
> go blue, then set tab stops.
> It is very laborious but works by selecting the start of the item to
> be tabbed then clicking on the tab stop each in succession along each
> line
> Heres the rub.
> The tabs do not work for every line only for a couple then I have to
> set new tabs for the next couple of lines.
> My questions.
> With tab delimited text entries taken from a csv text file, why don't
> the tab stops in the text box pick up the tab inserts and move each
> text item accordingly?
> Can they be made to do so?
> Could tab stops be set up in the style editor in version 1.3.5
> Can the text box tab stops be made to work the same over the whole
> text box of inserted text regardless of the number of lines of text
> which in my case could be 20 lines plus.
> Many thanks
> Roger

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