[scribus] Vertical align of text

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Oct 2 15:00:47 CEST 2009

On Friday 02 October 2009 07:21:19 a.l.e wrote:
> hi CLIVE,
> > The trouble is that using a preferences box is not a natural 
way for many
> > designers to work. It is too detached from the visual decision 
> > that designers are comfortable with. You are forcing them to 
make another
> > mapping stage in their thinking. They want to put *that* over 
> > (direct), but this makes them estimate how many millipedes 
it is to move
> > *that* over there (indirect). They can do it, but this mapping 
makes the
> > use of the softeware less comfortable, less intuitive.
> all through its history scribus has had a focus on exactitude and
> details: the importance given to the properties palette confirms 
> the support for more visual ways of work has been 
implemented as soon
> performance and features allows it... but ease of use is of a 
> priority than setting correct values.
> peronally i think indeed that it's better to have to go to the PP 
> place a line, than being able to freely draw it, see it perfectly 
> on screen, but get it wrong on print (or when the file is 
> as far as i can judge, in its current state, scribus fits better the
> hard job of filling content into a given template than the 
> development of a new prototype.
> but don't worry: it gets better and better also for the creatives 
among us!
> have a nice day
> a.l.e
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For book covers exact dimensions and careful placement is a 
necessity. For this reason I created a program which calculates the 
overall dimensions including bleed and the positions of the guides 
needed for the three panels. I included center guides to make the 
centering of objects on a panel quick and easy.  Here is the 

John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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