[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 47, Issue 14

Ian "Witty" Whitfield editor at federalsaints.net
Thu Feb 9 13:11:26 UTC 2012

On 09/02/2012 14:00, Murray wrote:
> OK, now I am a bit confused. In earlier versions, this behaved the way I would have expected.  Now I no longer know how to do what I want!
> Let's say I have a text frame that is about two lines high (in my case, the height is 10.6 mm and my text is 12 pt Arial).  Normally, the top of a single line of text would be at the top of the frame. With the current stable version (1.4.0), what do I do to make this single line appear near the centre (vertically), i.e. about half way down from the top?
> In the older versions (from at least 1.2 to 1.4.0 rc4), I would highlight the text in its frame, then in the Properties window, under "Text">  "Advanced Settings", the first control (the one with the red vertical line with a black horizontal one in the middle followed by an upper case "T" and labled "Offset to baseline of characters") to -52% which would result in the text being moved down to the centre of the box.  Now, when I adjust this, the grey area around the highlighted text moves up or down, but the text itself does not move.
> If it is now behaving "correctly", I don't understand what it is supposed to do.
> Given that, what should I be doing to achieve my objective?
I'm using Scribus 1.4.0 on Linux Mint 12 KDE and I have no problem with 

I adjust the position of my text using Properties>Text>Columns and 
Distances, and I can adjust it any way I want, up, down, left or right.

Ian Whitfield

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