[scribus] Two fonts, one line of text, in story editor.

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 21 18:10:49 UTC 2015

> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:49:27 -0400
> From: gpittman at iglou.com
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Two fonts, one line of text, in story editor.
> On 06/20/2015 12:38 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> > I need to create a line of text in two different
> > fonts, part of it in regular text and part of it
> > in italics. The story Editor is very stubborn
> > about this. After I key the part in Adobe
> > Garamond italics when I change the font type to
> > Adobe Garamond Regular and type some more it
> > still uses the previous font.
> > 
> > Also it wants to put everything in 12 point type
> > even if I change to 9 points.
> > 
> > I could use styles but how do I change styles in
> > the middle of a line?
> > 
> > and key
> > some more it I keeps reverting the 
> > 
> Some say "don't use Story Editor at all".
> I think Story Editor can be useful at times.
> Here are some pointers:
> 1. Use Character styles when you want some part of a paragraph to be in
> some alternative font. Set your paragraph style, then highlight some
> text in the middle and either apply features or a character style.
> 2. You can update the frame and still have Story Editor open. Use Ctrl+U
> for the keyboard shortcut. Ctrl+W will update and exit Story Editor.
> 3. You might apply your Paragraph Style in Story Editor, then go to Edit
> Contents mode in the main window to apply changes, again by highlighting
> text first.
> I have never seen an inability to change font size. If you simply have
> the cursor on some line and change a font parameter, nothing happens
> unless you type more text. For existing text, you have to highlight it
> to change some feature. Keep in mind that some features are controlled
> by the paragraph style, for example line spacing. Line spacing is not a
> feature of a character style.
> Greg

I've noticed that also.  Would it be possible to add an option to the story editor to show formatting codes in-line with the text?

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