[scribus] Paragraph distance from frame's upper edge

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Dec 21 12:51:58 UTC 2012

On 12/21/2012 03:48 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi rolf
>> Hi,
>> From the old Scribus, I took a layout to the new one. There is a
>> textbox with a gray background and a bold word in it "JANUARY 2013".
>> In the old Scribus, the first line of this paragraph held some
>> distance to the upper edge of the frame, so this word would be in the
>> middle of the gray box.
>> In the new Scribus, the letters are kept directly at the upper edge.
>> When I try to adjust "upper distance of paragraph", it doesn't react.
>> Why?
>> Somehow I would like to get the word a bit deeper into the middle of
>> the box. Can I achieve this with the paragraph style, or will I have
>> to use another box for the text over the gray one?
> there was an error in the way scribus calculated the line
> spacing for the first line (in some specific cases).
> this has been corrected in 1.4.1: this is the reason why, in some cases,
> you see a difference.
> if you want to control the space above the first line in the frame:
> - use the frame distances as david suggests
> - or play with the settings for the first line offset (also in the
> properties palette) and the different ways you can set the line height
> (in the text tab of the PP). please, try to understand what the
> different options mean and do not just settle for a way that looks ok on
> the monitor... this will ensure that the space is always correctly
> calculated, also in future version of scribus :-)

AFAIK, the settings for space above a new paragraph do not work for the
first paragraph in a text frame (which I think makes sense), so you
probably must set the Top distance in the Shape tab.


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