[scribus] Forcing line break in justified text

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 19 00:07:33 UTC 2012

On 01/18/2012 06:29 PM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 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
> result.

The other thing worth trying or as an alternative is, while in Edit 
Contents mode, to highlight text which contains the offending 
hyphenation, then click Extras > Dehyphenation, which will eliminate the 
hyphenation in that highlighted text only, while maintaining your 


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