[scribus] Can paragraphs have lines?

Rolf-Werner Eilert 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.
> Greg

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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