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

Adam adam at photosynth.ca
Sat Aug 10 20:16:59 UTC 2013

Thanks for the link John. This is very interesting. I've downloaded Mup, 
which I think I'll be able to make good use of for several projects. 
Whether it will be suitable for this one I'm not yet sure of, since I 
need a lot of control over how the page content is laid out and styled.



On 10/08/2013 7:48 AM, john Culleton 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.

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