[scribus] Rotated Text Frames

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Jul 31 05:00:32 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

The result of typing too fast on the way to an appointment:
> 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.

should be "not" feasible/practical/possible.

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