[scribus] How can I get a double underline in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Oct 11 23:17:52 UTC 2012

On 10/11/2012 04:39 PM, wena-parry at talktalk.net wrote:
> Thank you Ciao, You say  “in this case: by drawing two lines...”
> That is not so simple as you make out. I have been at it for hours 
> attempting to get the two lines parallel.
> Then getting them to the width of the text is another problem. If 
> there was a way of keeping the lines parallel while adjusting the 
> width to that of the text then it would be simpler.
> Then centralizing the lines and text. The text is easy but the lines 
> have no centralizing system, as far as I know in Scribus.
> The way I have been attempting is the lines in one layer and the text 
> in another layer.
First: if you hold down Ctrl while drawing a line segment, it constrains 
the line to 15° increments, so it's easy to draw a horizontal line.

Second: make a line of arbitrary length. Adjust the thickness as desired.

Third: select Item > Multiple Duplicate from the menu. Make one copy at 
a vertical distance of your choosing. You now have a double line with 
the lines parallel.

Fourth: select both lines, then Group them. Now save the Group to the 

Fifth: to use the lines, pull them from the Scrapbook, and mainly focus 
on getting the distance from the line of text that you want (you might 
use a baseline grid or the regular grid to help). Position by adjusting 
the X-Pos in Properties. Get the right width by adjusting Width in 


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