[scribus] Paragraph Justification

Christen christenanderson1994 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 04:52:58 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Louis Desjardins [mailto:louis.desjardins at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:50 PM
> To: Scribus User Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Paragraph Justification
> >
> > I suggest that this option be simply removed (or the icon pushed away
> from
> > the series - anything to help make things clear!) since it's only
> bringing
> > confusion with the justify option. I think we'd even be surprised by
> the
> > figures if someone would take the time to check just how many
> questions we
> > have regarding this option. We could re-introduce it when we have
> more
> > options to act on the last line of paragraph: left, center, right
> align or
> > justify, for which there are needs.
> >
> > Louis
> >
> > Although this did confuse me (and started this spate of postings on
> the
> > issue), I would not like to see the option removed. I am sure that
> there
> > are some uses, and now that I know about it, I will be trying to
> think of a
> > use in my work.
> >
> My main point is to take away confusion. Displaying the icons
> differently
> would help if we decide not to take away the forced justify option. But
> for
> one user that is happy with it there are dozens that are confused.
> There is
> a glitch there. It would be appreciated by many if we'd take the time
> to
> make this glitch disappear. I don't ask for much work. If it disappears
> for
> a moment, there would still be ways to achieve forced justification
> with
> the help of the actual justify settings, so the workaround exists.
> Louis

Not sure if this is at all feasible, but why not get rid of the forced
justify icon and instead do something similar to the underline or shadowed
text settings in the PP. For instance, when you click on the "underline"
option, it underlines the text (as expected). But when you click and hold
down for a moment, a small menu appears with width and displacement options.
You could have the normal justify button, that simply justified the text,
but if you click and hold down on the button, you can have the option for
forced justification.

(Hope that all made sense. Having a hard time explaining what I mean) :)


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