[scribus] Problem with Styles

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Wed Apr 5 20:28:57 UTC 2017

On 4/5/17 1:34 PM, scrib at wexfordpress.com wrote:
> ----------------------------------------
>  From: "Ken Springer" <snowshed1 at q.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:47 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.info
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Problem with Styles
>  On 4/3/17 4:55 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 04/03/2017 04:57 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>>> Windows 7
>>> 1.5.2
>>> I guess I'm missing something.
>>> I can't seem to get a document to pay attention to the font size of a
>>> style. Linespacing and other things seem to change, but not font size.
>>> The manual wasn't any help, nor the wiki. Both tell me it can be done,
>>> but doesn't tell me "how".
>> The tightest control of styles will be using the Edit Style dialog.
>> Select the Character Style tab to find the font size spinbox.
>> Even if you import styles from LibreOffice, it's a good idea to check
>> all the features, plus you can give them a name.
> Which is what I've been working with. <G>
> Like most people, I suspect, I started out doing the manual formatting
> like I see most people do in a word processor because they won't do
> styles, for whatever reason. I wanted to get a good "handle" on doing
> it that way before moving on to more advanced methods like styles.
> I should mention that, at the moment, I'm doing this on Windows 7, fully
> updated. I also have Scribus in Windows 10, Linux Mint 18.0, and did
> have it on my Mac. It's now removed from the Mac as I'm changing the
> purpose of the Mac and no longer need it there.
> I plan on adding it to Windows 8.
> I have no problem getting what I want using properties (F2) and have "No
> Style" selected for paragraph and character.
> When I add Style Manager (F3) and the Story Editor to this mix, some
> things don't change.
> For instance...
> In the Story Editor, I selected a style for a paragraph. In the Style
> Manager, I make a major change to the Font Size (say from 12 pt. to 50
> pt.), and change fonts. Nothing else. Click apply. The line spacing
> changes enormously, but font and font size stays the same.
> So, what am I missing here?
> I've also noticed, that under the Edit menu, the keyboard shortcut for
> Edit Text sometimes is displayed, and sometimes it isn't. I've not
> worked on what triggers this.
> I've not imported anything from Libre Office except for a couple of
> documents.
> --
> Ken
> The story editor doesn't show the final product. Hit the check mark icon
> and you will see the final result. and exit the story editor..
>  Or did you do that already?

Hi, John,

Yep, done that more than once.  Obvious changes to the line itself, but 
font and font size do not change.

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