[Scribus] Vertical alignment of text in frame

Karthikeyan A.K mindaslab
Sun Jul 1 18:17:13 CEST 2007

I am not a Scribus Guru, but I advise you to use other tools along with
Scribus. You can use Inkscape with which you can easily create SVG images
and make it as book cover. You can import these SVG's into Scribus.

As a project manager for my publishing company, I advise my employees to use
combination of tools so that the weakness of one can be countered by
strength of other. Simple strategy!!


On 7/1/07, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm just starting with Scribus, version on Ubuntu Feisty amd64.
> For my first serious project I am doing a book cover. I need to place a
> text frame, rotated, in the spine area. The page width is 12 inches and
> the spine will be 1/2 inch, so I set guides at 5.75 inches and 6.25
> inches. I created a frame, typed the title into the frame, then rotated
> it 270 degrees. I dragged it in between the guides, then used the mouse
> to drag the width (originally height) of the frame so it is now 1/2
> inch, fitting neatly between the guides.
> So far, so good. But I need the text centered vertically in the frame.
> I could kludge it by setting the inside margins for the frame,
> experimenting until I got it close enough. But it sure would be a lot
> faster, simpler, and more accurate if I could just set the properties
> for the frame to "vertically centered text." I poked all over Scribus
> and I looked through the wiki, but I can't find this feature. Does it
> exist? If so, where'd y'all hide it?
> PS, the barcode generator is very handy!
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