[scribus] Superscript problem

Clay Fouts goatlove at khephera.net
Mon Sep 21 19:51:13 CEST 2009

Thank you for the ideas. I never did figure out what the problem was.
Manually adjusting the supposedly-super character in the properties
dialog had no effect in display or PDF output. In the doc setup
dialog, the superscript offset was set to 0%. However, setting it to
any other value also generated no change.

Whatever was wrong, I was able to copy and paste the document contents
into a fresh document, and the problem has completely vanished. I'm
happy to mail the broken .sla to anyone is interested in a specimen
for forensic study. Otherwise I'm dropping it.


On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 15:47, Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:06:37 -0700
> Clay Fouts <goatlove at khephera.net> wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>> I'm experiencing a problem with Scribus' rendering of superscript
>> characters in a specific document. In the story editor any superscript
>> characters render as expected with the super's base resting near the
>> mean line. However, in the document display and in the PDF doc the
>> super characters are resting on the baseline. This happens with any
>> font and in any style (or no style) throughout the document. I can
>> bring up a fresh document and everything renders as expected all the
>> way through to the target PDF.
>> Here is my installation info:
>> Scribus Version
>> 11 August 2009
>> Build ID: C-C-T-F-Q-Mac/Aqua
>> Using Ghostscript version 8.64
>> Where is a good starting point to figure out what is causing this?
>> Thank you for any tips or leads. I'm happy to provide further details,
>> of course.
> I think the problem is that what is done in the story editor does not
> necessarily get transferred to the text box. This maybe an Ubuntu
> issue for me, and as a work around let me suggest;
> Go to the text box, select "Edit contents of frame" icon
> Highlight the character you wish to superscript
> Get the Properties dialog up
> Select Text->Color and Effects
> Press the superscript icon
> Note that in File->Document Setup->Typography, you can set the
> properties of the superscript.
> Owen
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