[scribus] Column break followed by change of style

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 17:48:35 CET 2010

2010/2/27 Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>

> Yes, I would agree with Teo here. Much easier to do layout by separating
> these elements.
> The other thing to consider is keeping each Story Header-Story Body
> combination in its own text frame.
> Probably what you're seeing is the effect of having a newline character,
> followed by the column break character.

I am fine with the approach of splitting blocks of text into their
respective text frame but at the same time I don’t think it is unadvisable
to proceed the way Tom describes.

It can be very efficient in many layouts to actually format differently
various text levels into the same text frame. The real issue being a
different text width which can be tedious to achieve in some cases, if not
simply impossible. The easy example is a title that would cross over 2 or 3
columns of text. In this case, there is no choice, the title must be in its
own text frame.

However there is a bug in the behaviour of the column break. We don’t expect
this break to introduce a blank line on top of the next column. This makes
the column break unusable in many cases.

I have filed a new bug report for this:

It’s related to:


> Greg
> On 02/27/2010 09:28 AM, Teodor-Toma Silvestru Muntean wrote:
>> Hi Tom, I'm not sure I understand you exactly (I'm not curently english
>> speaker) but I think is better solution to have separate text frame for
>> heading and separate text-frame for body text (this is how I make my
>> layout's), in this way you will get more freedom to manipulate the elements.
>> Each text-frame with own style, each element can be moved/resized/etc
>> without modify others like head.
>> --- On Sat, 2/27/10, maltmaster<tom at otsiningo.com>  wrote:
>> From: maltmaster<tom at otsiningo.com>
>> Subject: [scribus]  Column break followed by change of style
>> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
>> Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 3:58 PM
>> I am evaluating Scribus on Win Vista for a newsletter I produce. I
>> am
>> currently using Publisher 2000.
>> I have two paragraph styles: (1) Story Heading and (2) Story Body.
>> I wish to insert a column break after text in Story Body, followed by text
>> in Story Heading. If I start a new paragraph after the column break a
>> blank
>> line is inserted at the top of the next column before the Story Heading
>> text. I wish that text to be at the top of the column. It looks like I
>> need
>> a "null paragraph" for the new paragraph.
>> I can upload a stripped-down example if necessary.
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