[scribus] Vertical align of text / aligning text with horizontal lines
Timothy J Massey
tmassey at obscorp.com
Wed Sep 30 20:23:34 CEST 2009
scribus-bounces at lists.scribus.net wrote on 09/30/2009 12:21:29 PM:
> For this kind of thing done in this way, I prefer to use a horizontal
> line (ie, a vector drawing). That way, you have independent control over
> line style and font size/style.
Which is what I would use. What else *could* you use besides a line? If
I wanted to use underscores, I'd use OpenOffice! :)
> It can be a bit fiddly when you move
> things or change font features. Once you're set, group the line and text
> so they can move together. Use the number data in Properties to help
> with precise spacing and spatial relationships.
Yeah, so far that's the best I've been able to come up with.
Unfortunately, that's 100% manual--especially as it seems that lines don't
snap to guidelines!!! And not even a Paste Multiple where I could at
least avoid having to type in *some* of the numbers... :(
> In the Shape tab of Properties you can find adjustments for Distances of
> text from the various borders of the frame.
I'll look into that. However, since I wrote the e-mail above, I've gone
back to putting everything back into a single text frame, and using
leading to fix the spacing between each line. I then manually created the
guidelines using the same spacing as the leading. Then all I have to do
is manually align a single line with a single guideline and *all* of the
lines align with the guidelines. It *greatly* limits my flexibility
(forget easily adding a line-and-a-half spacing between certain sections,
for example), but it would work as a first pass.
Then I find that lines won't snap to guidelines... Now I'm supposed to
create *each* and *every* line by typing a bunch of numbers into boxes?!?
Why?!? It's more like drawing with a spreadsheet than a DTP program... :)
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