[scribus] Get the width of a piece of text in a Scribus script?

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Sat Aug 10 15:54:24 UTC 2013

On Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:48:17 -0400
john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:43:52 -0700
> Adam <adam at photosynth.ca> wrote:
> > Good day,
> > I'm working on a script for laying out a song book that includes
> > lyrics and chords. Chord names need to be placed above each line of
> > lyrics, at the appropriate spot in the lyrics. I've explored a
> > variety of approaches to this using typographic options to try to
> > get the chord letters bumped up above the lyrics line using baseline
> > shift and kerning adjustments, but so far these have not proved
> > effective.
> There are horses for courses. When I need to typeset music I use
> Mup, a shareware program that is designed for that purpose (one
> time fee of $20.) The output is postscript which can be changed
> to pdf and imported into most DTP programs including Scribus.

Correction: Mup is now free. 

John Culleton
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