[scribus] Problem with text justification

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon May 10 00:13:15 CEST 2010

On 05/09/2010 04:13 PM, Alessandro Levati wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a new Scribus user and I am trying to learn it.
> I am using Scribus 1.3.6 on Fedora 11. I found a problem with text
> justification and I am not sure how to solve it.
> My document includes a large text frame, which is less wide than the
> page, so an empty space is left inside the right page margin. Some small
> images and text frames lie in that space, but they are wider, and so
> they straddle the right margin of the main text frame.
> In the main text frame, the text is set as justified (in the paragraph
> style).
> And this is the problem: the text justification near the small images
> and text frames is incorrect.
> I fear that my description is rather confused, so here is an image
> showing the problem: http://web.tiscali.it/oct326/justif-problem.jpeg
> In the advanced justification settings I set minimum space width at 80%,
> and glyph extension at 98%-102%. If I set minimum space width at 100%
> and no glyph extension, the problem disappears and the text is justified
> correctly. But I'd rather keep the advanced justification settings as I
> chose. Is there any way to get the correct justification in this situation?

What you need to do is to adjust the text flow around frame. You may 
want to use a contour line for both of these situations so that you can 
make the text flow exactly where you want it.

In Properties > Shape, select Use Contour Line.
Then, in Properties > Shape, click Edit, bringing up the Edit Shape 
dialog. Check Edit Contour Line, so that you can adjust it to your needs.

Remember, all of this applies to text flow _underneath_ the frame you 
are making these settings on.

In complex situations, sometimes making empty frames with text flow set 
will take care of what you want to achieve.


More information about the scribus mailing list