[scribus] Styles and Italic, etc

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Sep 4 00:23:49 UTC 2012

On 09/03/2012 07:31 PM, Barry McKenna wrote:
> 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?
You seem to be doing Ok. As you note, if you highlight then apply a 
style, it acts like a Character Style. If you apply it to an entire 
frame, it applies the Character Style and all the Paragraph settings for 
linespacing, indentation, and so on.

Some prefer to never use the Story Editor and do all their editing on 
the main canvas in Edit Contents mode, but that's a personal decision.


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