[scribus] positioning text frames

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 9 14:35:58 UTC 2011

On 07/08/2011 10:19 PM, Andrew wrote:
> On 09/07/2011, at 11:47 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 07/08/2011 09:25 PM, Adrienne Carmack wrote:
>>> Ok, here's another question.
>>> I have some quotes set off in text frames. I would like them to be
>>> precisely positioned exactly between the text above and below. I know
>>> how to move them around, but how can I make it be exactly centered
>>> vertically between the preceding and following lines of text?
>> Not quite sure what you're doing/trying to do here. A simple way might
>> be to turn on the baseline grid so that you can move your text and see
>> visually what you're doing.
>> More advanced:
>> If you set up a paragraph style, this can include settings for the
>> amount of space above and the amount below each paragraph. There are
>> many advantages of using paragraph styles, not the least of which is
>> that you can modify the style, and then it is altered wherever it is
>> used.
>> see the online manual Help > Scribus Manual > Documentation > Scribus
>> Basics > Working with Styles (and Working with Text)
>> Greg
> If I've understood Adrienne situation, what is wanted is "align and
> distribute" under the windows menu.
> Select the three (?) text frames.
>  From the window menu, select align and distribute
> Select the distribute tab
> Select the icon in the second row, far right - make vertical gaps
> between items equal.
I have to say, I was trying to decide whether she was talking about text 
in separate frames or blocks of text within a single frame. Personally I 
would generally try to keep everything in one frame then change styles 
rather than superimposing text frames on text frames.
That having been said, there is of course the Infobox.py script for 
inserting frames into text in columns.


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