[scribus] Kerning redux

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Aug 20 02:49:18 CEST 2009

On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:15:54 -0500
"William F. Maddock" <billsey at earthlink.net> dijo:

> > If no character is selected it still kerns nothing. Henry Peters
> > reports the same thing, but he and I are both using Ubuntu 9.0.4, so
> > maybe that is why we are getting different results.

> Not using diacriticals, but I just tested it out on Ubuntu 9.04 with
> scribus 1.3.5 and I only had to place the cursor between the two
> characters to be kerned (page layout mode, I guess you'd call it; just
> not using the story editor), and was then able to adjust the kerning of
> the two characters surrounding the cursor. I also noted that, at least
> for Aldine 721, the auto-kerning worked just fine.

Ah. An additional insight. I was using Story Editor, not editing
directly in the text frame. I rarely edit in the text frame because it
is too slow and I can't figure out how to apply all the features that I
can in Story Editor. It was in Story Editor that I was unable to apply
kerning without selecting character(s).

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