[scribus] Can paragraphs have lines?
rwe-sse at osnanet.de
Thu Nov 4 09:28:13 UTC 2021
Am 04.11.21 um 01:35 schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> On 11/3/21 07:59, 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?
> Hi Rolf,
> Here is a rather clumsy workaround that I figured out, and I have to
> say, it's not very intuitive how to do this. Admittedly, it's a rather
> manual operation.
> Once you have your text line length settled, create a horizontal line of
> the right thickness and width. Now, right-click on the line and select
> Send to > Inline Items.
> Now proceed with your text and either as you go, or after your text is
> finished, double-click inside the frame on the line where you wish the
> line to be placed. From the menu, click Windows > Inline Items. A small
> window appears which should have your "inline line" in it. Right-click
> on the item, and choose Paste to Item, and your line will be inserted
> into the text frame. You may need to select Center justification for
> this line.
> A variant of this which you might find more efficient would be to create
> your inline item, paste it once into your frame, changing justification
> as needed, then end Edit Contents Mode, and open Story Editor. There you
> will see an "@" symbol where this inline item has been placed. Highlight
> this "@", press Ctrl+C (to copy), then move down your text to the next
> line where you want your line to be placed (adding lines as needed), and
> press Ctrl+V to paste to that line. You can then efficiently move
> through your text, and even switch to other text frames, open Story
> Editor, and paste in these as well.
> One thing which editing a Paragraph Style may be helpful for is in
> adjusting the space between paragraphs, realizing that this inline item
> will itself be a paragraph.
> Hope this helps. Let me know if you're not following this process.
Thank you for that idea, Greg,
It seems it only works in 1.5.7, not in the older 1.4.6 version. But it
has the advantage that I can better control the thickness of the lines.
Is it possible that the way PDFs are made on my system does not allow
for line thickness < 0.3 mm? At least it seems so.
The example I had (where I had the idea from) was a printed flyer from a
bank with tables which had these lines. They used a small font and very
fine lines which Scribus doesn't make and my printer does not print
although I think it should be able to.
As the width of the tables in my document is fixed it is ok to have a
fixed line length and save it like this.
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