[scribus] Flush Right - WordPerfect Style

Jonathan Kreider jonathan.kreider at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:42:41 CET 2009

Thanks for the reply - even if I don't like the answer.

It's a shame since the "flush right" feature clearly captures design intent
and allows the user to modify margins or frame sizes without having to do a
bunch of reformatting.

Next question:  How do I put this in as a feature request?


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>wrote:

> 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
> >processors.
> >
> >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
> >justified?
> 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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