[scribus] WinXP and 1.3.9

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 28 17:00:51 CET 2011

On 01/28/2011 10:12 AM, Jean Basile wrote:
> I'm working on a WinXP SP3 netbook and Scribus 1.3.9 appears to be quite responsive. Only that the proprieties of anything come on a panel which can't be resized. Which makes really hard to tweak something like the text settings which contain quite a few options - there will be a small vertical scrollbar and a horizontal scrollbar, to reach the first you have to use the second and so on. I would make it at least wider, but it's not possible. Also, at a point (which I can't replicate) clicking on the arrows of the vertical scroll bar act the same as clicking on the scroll bar (the equivalent of page down instead of just one line).
> Tried to avoid that by going through styles which has a wider panel. Everything went well, till the fourth of fifth style after which scribus crashed.
> I know there is 1.3.3.x branch stable, and that comes even with the advantage of a portable apps version. But I want the optical margins badly and that is activated in the development branch.
> Also, for vertical alignment, once I choose baseline I can't modify the line spacing. Is it something I am missing? I mean I change the default 12 point font to size 9 points and I'd like to reserve for each line 11 point. As I don't seem to find a way to make lines get closer, the text is either well aligned, but too airy or nice and compact, but not on the same baseline on all columns.

You can stretch out the Properties palette horizontally or vertically, 
even in Windows, where no change in the cursor is apparent when you get 
to the edge. We are aware that things are a bit cramped, especially in 
the Text tab, and work is underway to try to redesign Properties.

I would recommend not going to, since I don't think you will 
see things better with that version (I don't know why these crashes are 
happening, though - this may be a bug worth reporting if you can 
reproduce it, and chances are the bug would also be present in If you have made any documents with 1.3.9, you will not be 
able to open them in

You have 3 choices with line spacing: automatic, fixed (and adjustable 
in Properties > Text), and Baseline Grid. The adjustment for the 
baseline grid can be found for the current document in File > Document 
Settings > Guides, where you can also adjust the displacement from the 

For future documents adjust in File > Preferences > Guides.


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