[scribus] Center text vertically?

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Wed Aug 12 04:08:06 CEST 2009

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:11:19 -0400
John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> dijo:

> On Tuesday 11 August 2009 08:03:46 pm John Culleton wrote:
> > On Tuesday 11 August 2009 04:31:20 pm John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > > In 1.3.5 Rc3 I cannot find a way to center text vertically in a
> > > frame. Is this a missing feature, or have I failed to find it
> > > in my search of the wiki?
> > >
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> > Do you mean rotating it 90 degrees for a book spine? That is
> > easy, and is explained in both the help files and my e-book.  Do
> > you mean centering a line or lines of text in the frame? For that
> > you use the little icon in the story editor. There are five, left
> > justified, center justified, right justified, full justification
> > like a novel etc.  or full justification with the last line
> > forced to be full length. You use the center justified icon.
> >
> > If you mean stacked letters like an old fashioned hotel sign then
> > choose the center justified icon and put each character on its
> > own line.  I just tried it and it works fine.
> If you mean putting a line of text in the center of a frame with 
> significant vertical height then I would just reduce the height 
> till the text disappears, and then increase the height until the 
> text reappears again. I do that all the time. 

Sorry, I guess I was not clear. 

I am creating pages containing ten flash cards per page, on perforated
paper. It is for a student workbook, and the idea is for students to be
able to pull the sheets out of the book and tear them apart on the

It would be perfect to use the Table feature for this. But I need the
text on each side of the flash cards centered horizontally and
vertically. Horizontal is no problem, but thanks to Gregory, I now know
that vertical centering is apparently not yet a feature. I could fake
it, but the number of lines of text varies on each flash card, and
there are 150 of them. 

I'll just do them in a table in OOo. I'd rather use Scribus because a
table that runs to the edges of the page in OOo is painful. But that's
the best solution I guess.

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