[scribus] Flush Right - WordPerfect Style

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Dec 17 19:33:28 CET 2009

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:32:55 -0500
Jonathan Kreider <jonathan.kreider at gmail.com> dijo:

>I've been playing around in Scribus  I'm trying to adjust to
>page layout software and concepts from my experience with word
>I would like to know how to align a portion of a single line of text
>to the left margin and a portion of the same line of text to the right
>margin, like WordPerfect's "flush right" feature.
>I know about right tab stops, but they lose my design intent if and
>when I need to adjust the width of the text frame.
>Is there a way to attach a right tab to the right edge of the text
>frame in (or any version of Scribus)?
>Is there another way to capture the design intent of a portion of a
>line of text left justified and another portion of the same line right

It has been a long time, but I remember that feature from WordPerfect.
It was handy, but Scribus does not have the same feature. In fact, I
don't think any program other than WordPerfect ever had that feature.

In Scribus the only option is to set a right tab at the right edge of
the frame. If you adjust the width of the frame you will have to adjust
the tab position.

It should be possible to write a script to automate adjusting the right
tab position to the width of the frame. I am not a programmer, so I
couldn't help. But maybe someone else can. It would be a handy script
to have. 

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