[scribus] line spacing

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 20:08:47 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:43 AM, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:
> avox wrote:
>> Alison Saylor wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Pierre Marchand <capparis at free.fr>
>>> wrote:
>>>> We would like to know for what exactly you want to change.
>>> by change I mean I've successfully spaced out the text so the lines
>>> were not so close together and it was centered overall in the text box
>>> (not all squished up at the top)
>> The easiest way to do this is with the Properties Palette:
>> - Select the textframe
>> - go to Properties Palette -> Text
>> - set linespacing mode to fixed and linespacing to eg 16pt
>> - go to Properties Palette -> Shape
>> - set the margin at top
> Just to amplify a bit. There is a trickiness to the relationship between
> font size and linespacing.
> See:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Working_with_text_frames#Properties:_Text_Tab

ok, I will check this out, thank you
> If you click-hold the button to the left of the linespacing spinbox, you
> will see the choices Fixed Linespacing, and Automatic Linespacing, and Align
> to Baseline Grid -- I'm only going to talk about the first 2 choices here.
> In fixed linespacing versus automatic, the main difference is that in fixed
> you can independently adjust the linespacing, you lose this in automatic. In
> both choices, when you are in Select Item mode, changing the font size will
> adjust linespacing automatically according to your settings in File >
> Preferences > Typography, where, for example, automatic linespacing of 20%
> means that linespacing will be 120% of font size.
> When you are in Edit Contents mode, or in Story Editor and have highlighted
> text, changing font size does _not_ automatically change linespacing when
> you are in fixed linespacing but it does in automatic (I note there can be
> some glitches in this behavior). Also note that in Story Editor, you have no
> linespacing spinbox at all, except if you Edit Styles.
Thank you, that's good to know, validates my experience

> One thing to note is that when you have fonts with different sizes and
> linespacing in a frame, the Text tab information will be misleading or wrong
> in Select Item mode. Changing text parameters in Select Item mode changes
> them for the entire frame.
> Align to Baseline Grid is a different concept, which you can read about on
> the wiki if you wish.
> Greg
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