[scribus] Paragraph distance from frame's upper edge

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Thu Dec 27 12:04:39 UTC 2012

Am 21.12.2012 13:51, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> 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.
> Greg

Ok - it did work via the Properties' Palette, so I guess it's alright 
now. The Shape tab is where?


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