[scribus] line spacing
migueltrucha at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 28 04:09:15 CEST 2008
thank you again louis
i think you have also answered my next question, which was going to be: "what is a glyph?" :)
--- On Sun, 7/27/08, Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com> wrote:
> From: Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] line spacing
> To: migueltrucha at yahoo.com, "Scribus" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 9:03 PM
> mike a écrit :
> > merci beaucoup mon ami
> > thanks for your help, i will experiment ...
> > your reply triggered another question; how do i use
> special characters, like 'accent' marks over
> vowels, and tilde's over 'n' for some spanish
> I am responding to the list since I guess this question and
> the answer
> can be of interest to others.
> I assume you ask how to access those characters. Right?
> Insert > Glyph will pop up a dialog where you can pick
> any of the
> available glyphs for the font you are using.
> > mike
> > --- On Sun, 7/27/08, Louis Desjardins
> <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com> wrote:
> >> From: Louis Desjardins
> <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [scribus] line spacing
> >> To: migueltrucha at yahoo.com, "Scribus User
> Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> >> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 7:54 AM
> >> mike a écrit :
> >>> not to change the subject, but can anyone tell
> me how
> >> to change the spacing between lines in scribus? i
> >> this used to be know as the 'letting'
> >> Hi Mike,
> >> "Leading" is the other word for
> >> "linespacing".
> >> When you set the values for text in the Properties
> >>> Text tab,
> >> it’s possible to set only one linespacing value
> per text
> >> frame.
> >> For more flexibility regarding linespacing, you
> have to
> >> create paragraph
> >> stylesheet in Edit > Paragraph Styles...
> Scribus then
> >> allows the use of
> >> as many linepacing values as you want — per
> paragraph —
> >> in one single
> >> text frame, provided you have set a paragraph
> >> for each, and
> >> have applied it through the Story Editor.
> >> As you may have found already, you have 3 options
> >> linespacing (in
> >> the PP and in the Paragraph Style... create
> >> [Auto]
> >> [Fixed]
> >> [Lock to baseline grid]
> >> To see those options, you have to keep your mouse
> >> clicked on the
> >> icon to see a well-hidden pull-down menu. [Some of
> us here
> >> on this list
> >> pray for this hidden-menu to be replaced by
> something more
> >> obvious for
> >> users!!! You may pray with us!!! :-) ]
> >> [Auto linespacing] is based on a percentage value
> of the
> >> typesize you
> >> are using. This percentage has to be set in the
> >>> Typography.
> >> The default is 20%. This means that for a typesize
> of 10
> >> pts, you’ll get
> >> an auto linespacing of 12 pts. As you increase or
> >> your
> >> typesize, the leading value will increase or
> decrease by
> >> this
> >> percentage. The auto percentage can be changed
> either in
> >> the Prefs (with
> >> no document open) and will affect all further
> documents or
> >> it can be
> >> modified at any time in the Edit > Document
> >>> Typography (the
> >> dialogs are identical) and will affect only the
> >> document.
> >> Autolinespacing is quick but remember that a
> change in the
> >> percentage
> >> will affect all the paragraph to which this type
> >> linespacing was used.
> >> [Fixed] is just that: fixed. You set a value for
> >> linespacing and this
> >> value will not change when you increase or
> decrease the
> >> typesize.
> >> [Lock to baseline grid] will not care about the
> font size
> >> either. You
> >> need to go to the Preferences, in the Guides
> section. There
> >> at the
> >> bottom right you’ll see 2 fields. One is the
> grid itself,
> >> so the
> >> linespacing value, and the other is the offset,
> where it
> >> will start.
> >> This is mostly used in multicolumns documents
> where you
> >> want to see all
> >> the lines properly aligned from one column to
> >> especially if you
> >> have objects such as images that break the text
> flow here
> >> and there in
> >> your layout.
> >> Cheers!
> >> Louis
> >>> working on a business card and there is too
> much space
> >> between the lines as default ...
> >>> thanks guys
> >>> mike
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