[scribus] Negative line spacing?

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 12:55:10 UTC 2011

2011/11/23 ale rimoldi <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>

> hi david,
> > In the past in have done layouts for cafe menus and been able to align
> > prices to menu items by assigning a negative line spacing to the
> > price style eg
> > paragraph style-item; 14pt left align line spacing 16pt
> > paragraph style-price; 10pt right align line space -16pt
> >
> > I have updated to the scribus version 1.4.0.rc6 and it seems that I
> > can no longer set a value for line space less than 1pt, when did this
> > change and does anyone have a suggestion to get around this?
> > I know I could use a table or put the prices in their own text box
> > but I like the elegance of my original method because it makes
> > updating items and prices very straight forward.
> > cheers for the suggestions
> i don't think that negative line spaces should be supported...
> on the other side, i'm not sure either, if the current limit is
> correct.
> the current scribus build forbids line spacings which could lead to
> overlap glyphs... i'm not sure if in some corner case (mostly for
> titles) one may want to allow a potential overlapping (because the
> overlapping part does not contain glyphs on one of the lines...).

This is completely new in fact and it's wrong. This should not be a
decision made at the programming level but at the user level.

I filed a bug to save you some time !


Cheers !


> finally, for your specific case, i would simply use tabulators... in my
> experience they work reliable in scribus!
> ciao
> a.l.e
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