[scribus] Forcing line break in justified text

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 23:29:05 UTC 2012

2012/1/18 john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com>

> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:47:52 +0200
> Jean Mielot <j.mielot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I have posted this as a bug, but just wanted to make sure that it
> > actually IS
> > a bug and not possibly fixable somehow.
> >
> > In Indesign when using justified text and forcing a linebreak (to get
> > rid of hyphenated text for instance) -
> > the line is automatically adjusted to fill the space left.
> >
> > Scribus does not seem to do this - which means you either have akward
> > hyphenations or
> > strange unjustified lines in justified text.
> >
> > Any way around this?

Some quick testings reveal that it works in Scribus but you have to get rid
of the space between two words before hitting shift-return to force the
linebreak. Otherwise, with the space left on the previous line, the line
will be left align and you don't want that; leaving the space on the next
line will end up with a line beginning by a space, and you don't want that
either. In both cases, taking away the space will give you the expected

> >
> > Attaching a screenshot of the problem.

For some reasons, I don't see your original post and I don't see your
screenshot but I think I get the picture anyway — sort of speak!

> >
> > Thanks in advance
> I just wonder why you want to get rid of hyphenated text. When I
> was a book reviewer and got a novel with no hyphenation at all I
> knew it had been laid out by an amateur, usually one who used
> MSWord.

There are cases where you'd want a forced linebreak. For instance, to
quickly push a word on the next line if the typographic color needs it, to
avoid ugly spaces elsewhere, to fill a loose line, to deal with a long url
for which you'd want no hyphen to interfere with, etc. Or, to enhance
manually the appearance of a ragged text, pushing a word here and there.



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