[scribus] justification not working on last line

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Tue May 16 18:43:48 UTC 2017

On 16.05.2017 14:31, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 05/16/2017 08:47 AM, ZASKE Martin wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> me again, sorry. Getting our first full-length book ready for the
>> printers. Learning the ropes? Rather fighting with a heap of sneakily
>> self-entangling ropes...
>> Our book has got 200+ pages. One text-frame on each page, linked with
>> each other.
>> Our main text is justified and aligned to baseline. Justification mostly
>> works fine. But in all text-frames the last line does not justify on the
>> right side, only on the left side (our text is left-to-right). In a few
>> percent of text-frames the justification of the last line looks correct,
>> but that is likely due to the fact that by chance the last word just
>> fits the line.
>> I know that the last line should not justify if it happens to coincide
>> with the end of a paragraph. But in our book, most last-lines are in the
>> middle of their respective paragraphs and still they refuse to justify.
>> Seems the last lines go into some Zombie-mode. Other lines I can select
>> (or place the cursor inside a line) and click the icons to play with the
>> justification: left, centred, right ... they are responding.
> Hi Martin,
> There are 2 different full justification modes. One does not justify the
> last line, the other does. Tool tips say "Align Text Justified", the
> other "Align Text Forced Justified". The second one can lead to some
> pretty ugly layout.
> I have to say that I am puzzled to figure out how a last line can be in
> the middle of a paragraph. It seems that if it were, it wouldn't be a
> last line.
> Greg

Thank you Greg for this input. I know about the two justifications. It
does not concern the problem with my document. I tried anyway: The
forced justification would justify all the lines in my test-frame (even
the ones which are the last of a paragraph; so indeed very ugly) BUT our
broken last-lines of the text-frame are still not getting justified,
even with the forced justification option.

I had written that this will be our first full-length book. But I am
using Scribus for several years now. We have done many booklets up to 16
pages. We have done nine magazines of 20 pages with two- and
three-column-layouts. So I have worked with chained text-frames before
(even if I am a looser at un-chaining as we found out last week). So I
can tell normal justification from broken justification.

Still I got self-doubts, so I grabbed several novels on paper and
looked: Yep, each page gets fully justified including the very last line
- unless it happens upon the end of a paragraph. That is what we want.

I did another test: In my troubled book-document I opened story editor
and ripped out all our text (with a bleeding heart). Then I inserted 99
paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum, keeping the styles unchanged:

Guess what, the justification is not just broken for our book-text, it
is now also broken with sample text. So probably not triggered by our

Rather by my style-settings or by my svn-version
(scribus-1.5.3.svn-snapshot-170430-x64.exe). What would happen, if I
wanted to go back a few days, to maybe the snapshot from April 10? Could
I still open my document?

I am using the text-frames from the menu: insert frame > text frames >
linked (as I had just learnt from Craig).

Nobody else is seeing this "feature"?


> ___
> Scribus Mailing List: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Edit your options or unsubscribe:
> http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus
> See also:
> http://wiki.scribus.net
> http://forums.scribus.net
> __________ Hinweis von ESET NOD32 Antivirus, Malware-Datenbank-Version 15425 (20170516) __________
> E-Mail wurde geprüft mit ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
> http://www.eset.com

ZASKE Martin
responsable GʊGʊ
BP 50 - Bassila - Bénin
tel GʊGʊ
tel pers

More information about the scribus mailing list