[scribus] Flush Right - WordPerfect Style

Clint Alderman calderman at suddenlink.net
Thu Dec 17 19:52:33 CET 2009

Is this not handled through paragraph styles?
For example:
Set up "Body Text" which would be typical left-aligned text.
Then set up "Body Text - Right" as a sub-style except it is right-aligned.
So it's just a matter of applying the style to the desired section of text.
No mater width changing of text box, it all adjusts automatically 
without tabs.

Same concept works in any word processor.

I like to tell people:
/"Paragraph style are like friends.
Take time to get to know them and they can be a big help to you as long 
as you treat them right."/

Clint Alderman
Tel 432.853.1322 *|* calderman at suddenlink.net

On 12/17/2009 12:33 PM, John Jason Jordan 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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