[scribus] Vertical align of text / aligning text with horizontal lines

laurin Mckinnon basil493 at tpg.com.au
Thu Oct 1 00:00:50 CEST 2009

I may be missing the point but what about using a (right hand) tab and
fill characters? (On 1.3.5 go text/distances/tabs.) At least then the
guide lines and text are locked together and everything is subject to
paragraph styles. Certainly much faster.

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 11:13 -0400, Timothy J Massey wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm new to Scribus but not new to DTP.  I'm trying to create your standard 
> fill-in paper form.  You know:
> Name; __________
> Address: ________
> Telephone: ______
> etc.
> >From what I can tell, Scribus doesn't give me a lot of tools for making 
> this work the way I would expect.
> At first, I created a separate text box for each label (Name: Address:, 
> Telephone: in my example above).  But then I found that I can't vertically 
> align the text inside of a text box to the *bottom* of the text box!  This 
> causes no end of problems for me.  How do I align the text and the lines 
> next to the text?  FWICT, I'm forced to do this purely by eye.  I can't 
> use any type of guide lines, because the *top* of the text is snapping to 
> the guide line, and I'm not trying to draw a line at the top of the text, 
> but at the *bottom*!
> This problem is made worse if I ever want to change the font size: the 
> baseline of the text will be pushed *down*, because it's anchored at the 
> *top*!  If it were anchored at the bottom, it would merely push up, where 
> I've got plenty of room.  After all, I need to leave more vertical space 
> for handwriting than I do for type...
> Enough ranting.  My question:  how do you set up your document so that you 
> can create a document like I've described?  Is there a technique that I've 
> missed?
> Thank you very much for your help!
> Tim Massey
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