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

Victor Papp victor at vpapp.com
Thu Oct 1 10:47:26 CEST 2009


I am using the tabs-way you described below as well.
But it has a drwaback: right-aligned tab filler dopesn't aligned correctly.
I submitted a bug report about it a few months ago.
See http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=8304
But the bug is not corrected yet.
Its really hard to make good looking forms with tabs.


On 01.10.2009 1:00, laurin Mckinnon wrote:
> 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.
> regards
> Laurin
> 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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