[scribus] Right-justify doesn't

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri May 8 02:56:52 CEST 2009

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> On Fri, 8 May 2009 09:43:10 +1000 (EST)
>> "Owen" <rcook at pcug.org.au> dijo:
>>>> Scribus 1.3.5 Beta April 19 on Ubuntu Jaunty x86_64
>>>> I have a workbook that I am laying out in side by side pages. The page
>>>> numbers are on the outside upper corner of the page. The page numbers
>>>> are in a one-line text frame on the left and right master pages. The
>>>> frame for the left page is normal left justified. For the frame on the
>>>> right side master page the text is right justified in Story Editor.
>>>> This ought to work perfectly, and it almost does. The frame on the
>>>> left
>>>> master page is fine. The page number on the right master page is not
>>>> quite all the way to the right edge of the frame. It is as though
>>>> there
>>>> is a space between the page number (# marker) and the end of the line.
>>>> But there is no space. And the frames are not set to have an inside
>>>> offset.
>>>> The frames are 400 points wide, so I tried setting a right tabulator
>>>> at
>>>> 399 points instead of right justifying the text in the right side
>>>> frame. This was even worse, as the page number not only did not go any
>>>> closer to the right edge of the frame, but it also jumped up about
>>>> three points above the baseline. Weird.
>>>> I can't find any mention of this in the bug tracker. That doesn't mean
>>>> it's not a bug - it may mean that it has never been reported or that I
>>>> am too stupid to find it.
>>>> Any suggestions?
>>> Perhaps the space is that reserved for the number?
>> Good idea. I assume you mean that page 1 would have a space after it if
>> there are pages in the document greater than 9.
>> But after thinking for a minute I became aware that this could not be
>> the source of the problem. The document has 80 pages, and the space
>> appears after the "79" on page 79, as well as after the page number on
>> all other right side pages.
>> I did discover additional facts that lead me to believe it is a bug.
>> Setting a right tab at the right margin simply does not work because it
>> makes the number jump up above the baseline. But I can get it to appear
>> perfectly correctly in Master Pages view, either by right justifying
>> the frame or by right justifying the text in Story Editor.
>> However, I notice that in Story Editor there is a blinking cursor below
>> the page number # character, although Story Editor does not actually
>> think it is a line because there is no style place on the left side. If
>> I backspace from in front of the cursor the cursor then jumps up to the
>> line above. So it looks like Scribus thinks there is a space there. If
>> I update the frame and exit Story Editor the page number appears at the
>> right edge of the frame in Master Pages view. But if I reopen Story
>> Editor the cursor is back on the phantom line below the number #
>> character.
>> Furthermore, even though I can get the frame to appear perfectly
>> correct in Master Pages view, when I look at a right side page in
>> normal view the space is still there.
>> I think there was a major rewrite of the page numbering feature for
>> 1.3.5, which is another reason to suspect a bug.
>> I just filed a bug report on it:
>> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=8018
> This is the way that page numbering works (for good or bad). If you 
> set up all the pages to have 3 digits, for example, single digit page 
> numbers use the leftmost place, and the others will be spaces when 
> there are no digits.
> The workaround for this is to use one Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P for single 
> digit pages, 2 for 2-digit pages, 3 for 3-digit, and so on, and 
> actually only on pages where you are right-justifying the number.
Craig just corrected me. You only need one Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P for all size 
numbers. I tried this out and am not finding your described problem.


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