[scribus] Lack of Style Overrides
john at wexfordpress.com
john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Aug 18 15:09:30 UTC 2011
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:14:04 -0600
Mike Sleger <chappa-ai at q.com> wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2011, at 8:07 AM, john at wexfordpress.com wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:44:40 -0600
> > Mike Sleger <chappa-ai at q.com> wrote:
> >> I really, really do not not like how only some (but not all) of a
> >> paragraph's style settings can be overridden in the Properties
> >> window. This means that each and every time I want to modify the
> >> left indent, right indent, tab settings, etc for a specific
> >> paragraph, I need to declare another damned style. Why can't each
> >> setting in a paragraph's style have a complimentary override option
> >> outside the context of the Styles manager? What's with this
> >> apparent love affair with styles? I should have the freedom to
> >> format my text however I please, either with or without a style.
> >> In my opinion, a style should only need to be defined when a
> >> particular text style is to be repeated in a document. Otherwise,
> >> just format the single occurrence manually. (Unless you're in
> >> Scribus, then forget it and resort to defining yet another bloody
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> > (Almost) anything you can do with styles can be done on individual
> > paragraphs via the Story Editor. Just right click on the text frame
> > and select "Edit Text."
> Unless I'm blatantly missing something, there is no way to define
> left indent, right indent, hanging indent, space before a paragraph,
> space after a paragraph, and text baseline offset from within Story
> Editor (excluding styles, which is the whole point). Furthermore,
> since these settings directly impact the placement of characters in a
> frame, I should want to see changes to their values immediately (for
> tuning) rather than manually refresh the contents of a frame from the
> Story Editor. Don't get me wrong - styles are great and I do use
> them. But there are times when I want to deviate a specific layout
> feature just once in a document, and it's ridiculous to require
> defining a whole new style just for that one customization.
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I define space before or after a paragraph by inserting a blank
paragraph. Right indent on a single line can be added with spaces.
I would do a hanging indent by defining a one-line text frame slightly
offset and on top of the existing frame and filling it with text. In
fact the one line frame could be linked to the under frame.
Indents can be handled simply by moving the margins of the current
and so on.
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