[scribus] "Offset of baseline to characters" doesn't seem to work correctly in Scribus 1.4.0

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Feb 8 06:12:48 UTC 2012

hi murray,

> Scribus 1.4.0 is now in the Ubuntu 11.04 repository. I am trying it
> (Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.10.2-64bit) for the first time.  I opened a
> file which I had created using 1.4.0-rc-4, the text which had had the
> "Offset of baseline to characters" other than 0% is not correct, or
> at least not the way it used to be. I had a lot of text boxes (which
> I reused in different issues).  When one contained a single line of
> text, I would set the offset to -52% so that it would be centred
> vertically. If I had two lines, the Offset would be left at 0%.  Now,
> the text appears at the top of the box even with that -52% offset.
> And, I cannot move it down. I can move it up by using a + offset, and
> it then appears above the text frame. But moving it down with a
> negative offset does not work like it did before.
> I just checked and this "problem" is also evident in 1.4.0-rc-6 so it
> crept in between those two releases.  I also checked the resulting
> PDF file, and all the single lines are in the wrong place. Is this a
> bug, or has something been changed with this setting from earlier
> releases? If the latter, how am I now supposed to do this offset?  I
> can do a work-around (I guess), by setting the offset to 0% and
> moving the relevant text boxes down, but this does not seem very
> elegent. HELP! I am just starting the newest newsletter and am
> stymied by this right now. Thanks. Murray

just a notice for the next time: use the frame's top margin to center
the lines and not the line offset.

there's even a script in the wiki which does calculate the margin for


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