[Scribus] Crashed Editing Paragraph Style

Rich Shepard rshepard
Wed Feb 1 00:21:18 CET 2006

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:

> Quite easy: Create a new paragraph style. In the style editor set the size
> of the left indentation as you need it. That's all you need to do since
> Scribus does autmatically set a negative value for the first line (you can
> change this value, of course). Apply the style in SE or the properties
> palette. Et voil?: your hanging paragraph.


   This is what I did, and I noticed that Scribus set the second of the three
spin widgets to a negative value. But, what I think is keeping it from
working is that I have a checkmark from a different typeface in front of the
first line. A bullet, if you will. So, when I change the paragraph style it
moves the bullet to the right the specified distance and the second line is
aligned directly under that. In ASCII art:

   - This is the first line
   and this is the second line.

   What I want is this:

- This is the first lien
   and this is the second line.

   And I just found the appropriate place in the Wiki to show me how to do it.
I was very close: I used spaces rather than a tab between the bullet and the
text. All's OK now.

> If you can reproduce this behaviour, you should file a bug report.

   Er, ... not deliberately. :-) It happened and

> Did you save the document before the crash?

   Sure enough! I learned this about computers decades ago. :-)

Many thanks,


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