[scribus] Styles, grid and baseline

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Thu Jan 16 19:58:47 UTC 2014

Le 16/01/2014 09:12, Rolf-Werner Eilert a écrit :

> As far as I know (and it's been long ago I was told), the only way to keep track with line spacing is to compute all
> sizes for font height, line height, spaces etc. so that they are a multiple of the basic text values.

> At least this was true in the days before the baseline grid, but I think it's still applicable. I have the same problem,
> and the problem even grows when you have several text columns within one frame.
> But I saw this in several professional magazines, they have the same issues. Generally: they don't care as long as it's
> not too ugly.
> In practice, I tend to keep the standard text on the baseline. If a third-level heading has the same size, I'll keep it
> there, too. For a header, you need at least some space above (in most cases). That will result in a single line then and
> looks ok.
> All others are set with automatic or fixed line spacing according to their font. But it does look odd sometimes, as you
> described, and I haven't found a better way than trying to keep all measures so they sum up in base-text lines. That
> makes them fit better at least. I must admit, however, it doesn't always look like I want it to, so I deviate from this
> rule rather than sticking to it.

Thanks for this valuable feedback.
So, nothing magic, but prudence.


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