[scribus] Styles and Italic, etc

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Mon Sep 3 23:31:45 UTC 2012

I'm finally - after four years? - being forced, but enjoying it, to 
learn how to use paragraph and character styles.

I feel like I'm finally growing up because now I can adjust text on the 
back of pages to line up with the front! This is so exciting!

Now I want to learn the correct protocol or DTP or Scribus scheme for 
managing things like italics.

My apologies if this is discussed somewhere, but I've looked in the book 
and elsewhere and perhaps this is self-evident - but not for me:

I completed a two-sided pamphlet and had everything lined up to 
counteract show-through. Then I discovered that I had used a font - 
Tahoma - that doesn't have italic, apparently because MS didn't see the 
need for a UI font to have it, etc...

So, now I've created new paragraph/character styles using Segoe, which 
has italic.

It seems that, using the Story Editor, I can change single words to 
italic in a style set for regular.

However, I want to know if that is the incorrect way to apply italic to 
a single word or phrase using styles? Is there some 'gotcha' somewhere?

Is it proper usage to apply a separate character style to a word in the 
midst of a paragraph/character style set for regular, or is it also 
appropriate to just use the font selection in Story Editor?

What's the best way for this issue?

Barry McKenna

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