[scribus] Line spacing increases when point size reduced

William Kenny kennywilliamm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 17:49:10 CEST 2009

Hi a.l.e

Not sure of its the viagra premium edition but it certainly makes the air
turn blue around here :-)

Try this. Open new document and add a text frame with all defaults. On my
system the defualt font is Times New Roman Regular and default point size is

Go into Edit Text and paste

Line One
Line two
Line three
Line four

and insert into frame. It should appear with 'normal' line spacing.

Go back into Edit Text, select the text, reduce the point size to 6pt and
insert. The text size is reduced as expected but the line spacing increases
(or at least it does not reduce proportionately to the text size). I can fix
it manually by using the spacing selector, but would obviously prefer if
this was done automatically.

I have not tried it on the Linux version so do not know if behaviour is the
same there.

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM, a.l.e <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> William Kenny wrote:
>> Scribis version on Windows.
>> Using all default settings I put text in a text frame (Times New Roman
>> Regular, 12pt). I then selected the text and reduced point size to 8 but
>> the
>> line spacing increased. The smaller the point size the greater the line
>> spacing. How do I stop the spacing from increasing
> wow! are you using the scribus viagra premium version? :-)
> </sarcasm>
> what do you mean that the spacing is increasing? if the space between the
> baselines doesn't change when the fonts gets smaller, you simply have to set
> an automatic line spacing for the frame (you will find it in the paragraph
> styles or in the text tab of the properties palette) instead of the fixed
> one, scribus uses by default.
> and no, i don't want to consider the second option, where the line spacing
> would really increase when shrinking the letters... that would be a funky
> bug!
> have a nice evening
> a.l.e
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