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

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 11 14:39:30 UTC 2013

For laying out music, and making it look VERY professional, you might consider Lilypond:


It is free.


 From:(John Culleton
To: scribus at lists.scribus.net 
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:35:22 PM

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.

John Culleton
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