[scribus] Line spacing increases when point size reduced

William Kenny kennywilliamm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 19:48:56 CEST 2009

Found this on the wiki at


so it seems automatic line spacing cannot be set as default. I would think
that defualt line spacing of automatic rather than fixed line spacing would
be the preferred option for most situations.

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM, a.l.e <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> William Kenny wrote:
>> 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
>> 12pt.
>> 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.
> exactly: the line spacing is -- per default -- fixed. you have to select an
> automatic line spacing to achieve what you want.
> if the behaviour has not changed, you should do a long click the button
> (yes it is a button: there is a small triangle in the bottom right
> corner...) and you will get the a choice between different line spacing
> modes.
> will show you a pretty drop down list for it!
> hope that helps
> a.l.e
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