[scribus] Problem with text justification
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon May 10 00:13:15 CEST 2010
On 05/09/2010 04:13 PM, Alessandro Levati wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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