[scribus] Can paragraphs have lines?

Martin Zaske LINGO martin.zaske at lingo-benin.org
Wed Nov 3 21:21:36 UTC 2021

Hi Rolf,

I have looked around and did not find a read-made feature. Hope somebody
will find something more elegant for you.

My idea: make a "partner style" for each paragraph-style that needs
those lines. For example "body_text" would get "body_text_line". In this
partner style you define a suitable font, effect "underline", "align
text forced justified"(!) and basically use one single space
character(!) to make your line. If you pick a suitable font, you will
have a line exactly to your liking.

When you want to tweak the distance to your text, since you have a
partner-style, you are free to set Fixed Linespacing Mode and put any
value that you like. At the lowest setting of 1 pt, your line would even
touch the under-lengths of your text-characters.

This is clumsier than to have the feature for a real line inside the
style of your actual paragraph, like you had requested. But once you
have it set-up, it should only take seconds in your work-flow for each
line. I tried it out, and it works in my Scribus 1.5.7., you cannot tell
that it is a hacked line.

hth, greetings,


On 03.11.2021 12:59, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
> Hi folks!
> Just trying to find a way to add a single line to the bottom of a
> paragraph style. Haven't found a way to achieve this.
> The line should go from left to right over the complete line length or
> text frame width. Optimum would be if I could define the distance from
> text to line.
> Is there a way to make such a thing?
> Thank you for all hints.
> Regards
> Rolf
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