[scribus] Rotated Text Frames

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Sat Jul 30 22:30:34 UTC 2011

> On Saturday, July 30, 2011 01:27:07 pm Mike Sleger wrote:
>>>> I have a text frame rotated 3.4° with Ruling Script LT Std 2 for 
> the
>>>> font (in case that makes a difference) and every single time I 
> click in
>>>> the frame to edit text the I-bar appears in the wrong place 
> (different
>>>> line, different characters) and requires manual repositioning 
> with the
>>>> cursor keys.  Normal?
>>> I find that anytime I am using an unconventional rotation of a 
> text
>>> frame, the editing is much easier done in the Story Editor.  
> Generally,
>>> the text in such unconventional frames is fixed and only needs to 
> be
>>> tweaked a bit, to conform to the space allowed or to update the 
> info. 
>>> The Story Editor, not being WYSIWYG, is much more precise and 
> easier to
>>> work with for me in these instances.
>> Except that you cannot tweak kerning in Story Editor.
> IME kerning is usually only needed for display type on covers, 
> running heads and such. You can create a style where all the text on 
> a line is kerned. Granted it was faster when the Style Editor could 
> be called from inside the Story Editor. But that was an error that 
> apparently won't be corrected. 
> It is true that the Story Editor is disliked by some. But if you want 
> 100% WYSIWYG there is always the word processors. Personally I always 
> thought that WYSIWYG, like Mom's apple pie, was seriously overrated. 
> Others, including some developers, think otherwise. Oh well.
> -- 
> John Culleton

Interestingly, Scribus has more features than MS Word, which is why I'm using it.  For the type of documents I create, WYSIWYG is critical, so I rarely use Story Editor except for tasks which are feasible, practical, or possible directly in the frame.

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