[scribus] Font changes with selection

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 13 12:42:36 UTC 2011

On 07/13/2011 07:51 AM, Joop wrote:
> I have a line of text in a textbox with some kind of font, for instance
> Helvetica Narrow 8,00pt.
> When I select that whole line of text (shift-end) the font indicator in
> the properties window (I don't know if that is the correct name of it -
> I use a Dutch version) changes to Arial 12,00pt (what is at the moment
> in the standard settings). Only when I select the line without the last
> letter I keep my Helvetica Narrow 8,00 pt.
> This is very annoying, since when I want to change I cannot change only
> the fontsize from 8,00 to 8,10. I also have to change the font from
> Arial to Helvetica narrow and the fontsize from 12,00 to 8,01.
> Is there a better way to do this?

This is annoying, but I'm not sure it's a bug per se. If your default 
font is something other than what you've highlighted, it's not exactly a 
mistake for it to be identified.

I would suggest that you highlight the text from the other direction: go 
to the end of the line, then Shift-Home. I tried this just now and this 
avoids seeing the default font in Properties > Text tab.

What I have found more annoying yet inconsistent is in Story Editor when 
you change the style, then hit Return, the style doesn't always carry 
over to the next paragraph.


More information about the scribus mailing list