[scribus] Vertical centering of text in a frame

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Fri Mar 17 17:26:21 UTC 2017

My apologies to everyone, I simply forgot to post my solution.  And I 
probably should have posted my end goal.

I had a small chart with rows of data.  I wanted every other row to have 
a light grey background.  The rows were of varying height.  There were 
no borders for the rows.

What I eventually did was group the rows, then duplicated the group.  I 
removed the data from the duplicate group, and put the grey fill in 
every other row.  Placed the duplicate group behind the original group, 
then positioned the duplicate group vertically until I had the 
appearance of the text being centered vertically in the frame.

Finished that off by grouping the two groups.  :-)


On 3/12/17 12:12 PM, scrib at wexfordpress.com wrote:
> Should have read the subject line!
>  For vertical centering I use blank lines with a single space character in
> each  before and after the text lines, exit the story editor and adjust the
> vertical height of the text frame from the bottom line. But again I use the
> story editor to start with.
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>  From: "scrib at wexfordpress.com" <scrib at wexfordpress.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 2:03 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.info, "Scribus User Mailing List"
> <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Vertical centering of text in a frame
> If I put the line or line in a separate paragraph, highlight the text and
> click on the icon that centers text in the text editor
> that always works. for me.
> ----------------------------------------
> From: "Ken Springer" <snowshed1 at q.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:54 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.info
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Vertical centering of text in a frame
> On 2/25/17 7:00 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> On 2/25/17 6:38 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> On 02/25/2017 07:30 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>>>> Scribus 1.4.6
>>>> Windows 7
>>>> I want to center a line of text in a frame. But so far have not found
> a
>>>> reliable way to do this.
>>>> I didn't find any easily selectable option, but for a couple of frames
> I
>>>> could "fake it" by using the baseline offset in advanced settings.
> If you mean horizontal centering in a true text frame you can do that with
> the Story editor. Highlight the line and then
> click on the appropriate icon on the upper right icon row. But the frame
> must be created by clicking on insert>text frame
> on the menu row.
> If you create the frame by clicking on the "T" icon to create the frame it
> doesn't put you in the story editor or give you that option.


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