[scribus] Setting Tabs

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Jun 12 15:02:47 UTC 2018

On 06/12/2018 10:49 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:24:39 -0400
> Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 06/11/2018 07:30 AM, ZASKE Martin wrote:
>>> On 11.06.2018 11:36, Ralf Mattes wrote:  
>>>> Hello list,
>>>> how can I set a (right-aligned) tab exactly to the right side of a
>>>> text frame? When I set the tab position to the exact width of the
>>>> text frame text actually wraps arround to the next line. What am I
>>>> doing wrong?
>>> Same here, tried on Scribus 1.5.4 with our normal LTR set-up and our
>>> "default" font Charis SIL:
>>> All tabs set via Style Manager for "Default Paragraph Style":
>>> text is 180 mm wide, font-size 16 pt, three tabs at 60, 120 and 180
>>> mm, all of them right tabs:
>>> right tab at 180 mm fail (jumps to next line, unexpected)
>>> right tab at 179.999 mm fail (so not a work-around)
>>> right tab at 179 mm works as expected
>>> No time for more tests today. I will watch this space as the
>>> solution will be interesting for us too.  
>> From what I can tell, it seems that, for this to work properly, the
>> width of the frame needs to be in round numbers in points, i.e., no
>> decimals.
>> So try this as a workaround - make your frame, then switch page units
>> to points, and adjust the width to a round number in points. You can
>> either adjust your tab while still in points or switch back to
>> millimeters and then adjust. This seems to work for me.
> scribus has the "width" variable which gives you the framewidth... but
> it seems not to work for tabulators.
> i've filled a ticket:
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15356

A bigger problem than that is that even when you use the exact width, it
doesn't work if the dimension isn't a round number in points.


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