[scribus] Story Editor, Styles, & single words

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun May 18 12:06:32 CEST 2008

Craig Bradney wrote:
> On Sunday 18 May 2008 11:45:17 John Beardmore wrote:
>> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> John Culleton wrote:
>>>> On Friday 16 May 2008 12:59:53 pm Tom O'Sullivan wrote:

>>>>> First I should say I'm not only new to Scribus, but new to layout &
>>>>> dont even have much experience with word processors - my excuse for
>>>>> any dumb questions!  :)
>>>>> Anyways, re the Story Editor and Text Styles:-
>>>>> It looks like styles can only be applied to full lines in the Stroy
>>>>> Editor - is that correct?
>>>>> When you have to make text, say, bold or italic within a sentence
>>>>> is that done simply using the toolbar on top?
>>>>> I'm doing layout of a chapter of a book ("mock-up"/draft) that I'm
>>>>> doing (semi-technical) illustrations for.
>>>>> I'm wondering:- if they decide they want to change the font will I
>>>>> have to go through the text and manually select & change font of
>>>>> all the bold/italic words.
>>>>> Thanks for any help!
>>>>> Tom
>>>> Highlight the word in hte story editor and then change the values up
>>>> top. Clumsy, but that's how I do it.
>>> Just to be a little more clear, Styles are for paragraphs - if you apply
>>> a Paragraph Style to a line, the entire line is affected. This does not
>>> prevent you from changing a few words independently. This is the way
>>> openoffice.org uses styles as well.
>> Yes, but I wonder if there is mileage in being able to apply a style to
>> a word or group of words as well ?
> This is what Character Styles are for, as in 1.3.4+

Excellent !

Thanks Craig, I haven't played with anything post yet.

Cheers, J/.
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