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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0011071ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2012-09-15 02:302014-12-24 17:43
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PriorityurgentSeveritycrashReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0011071: buggy behaviour with align-right tabs
DescriptionSame with 1.4.1 and today 1.5svn

On a (bottom of page) line i want
- say : the name of the magazine, the internet site and the date aligned left on that line, size of font = 8.8
- the pagenumber, aligned at the right.

So i create a frame for this line, a dedicated paragraph style, and i set a right-align tab at the right of the frame.
I type text, tab, insert page number special character, OK.

Now i want the page number to be in a bigger size : 9 is ok, 10 is ok,
11 is not ok at all. left part of the text collapse and print over itself.

I try to sort things out.
I try to widen the frame : when it is twice as wide as needed, the page number jumps further right, much further than the tab position specifies it. And after doing so, the left part of the text is not collapsed anymore... (but the page number is far right outside of the page!)

Tagslayout, MABs
Attached Filespng file icon line wider = bad action of tab.png [^] (28,732 bytes) 2012-09-15 02:38

png file icon normalline - tab disappeared in ruler and collapsed left text.png [^] (23,338 bytes) 2012-09-15 02:38

? file icon right tab 2 line jumps error.sla [^] (13,474 bytes) 2012-12-28 17:01
png file icon right tab line break error.png [^] (90,246 bytes) 2012-12-28 17:02

png file icon right tab line collapsed error.png [^] (59,534 bytes) 2012-12-28 17:21

? file icon right tab 3 line collapsed error.sla [^] (14,302 bytes) 2012-12-28 17:22
png file icon scribus_tab_bug.png [^] (30,256 bytes) 2013-03-20 19:37

- Relationships
related to 0012565confirmed Right alignment of hyphens 
related to 0008445confirmed les tabulations ne sont plus repesctées lorsqu'on justifie 
related to 0012442closed Disordering of text in text box 

-  Notes
JLuc (developer)
2012-09-15 02:42

I uploaded 2 screen captures.
This happens after i set a character size twice bigger for page number than for the left text.

- with too wide frame : the linenumber goes far too far right, considering the position of the right align tab in the ruler.

- with normal size frame : right align tab does not show anymore in ruler, and left text has collapsed.
JLuc (developer)
2012-09-15 02:42

size of page number is 22 here.
JLuc (developer)
2012-12-28 17:00

AMOF the behaviour is weird. Editing the text with a right tab has really unpredictable effects like the image shows, but some other effects too.

I upload a self documented SLA. tabs are between > and < chars.

"Right tab 2 line jumps errors.sla" : A linebreak is "randomly" inserted in the string after the tab. Sometimes disappear when editing the text, sometime comes back, in a non-consistant way.
JLuc (developer)
2012-12-28 17:04

It looks like these problems arise when the right tab is "too close" to the right border of the frame.
JLuc (developer)
2012-12-28 17:23
edited on: 2012-12-28 17:23

I upload SLA file and png image producing the "line collapsed" bug when one of the letter behing the tab is larger than others.

JLuc (developer)
2013-01-26 17:07
edited on: 2013-01-26 17:07

Same with 1.4.2
Align right tab collapses all text on the left before the tab.

JLuc (developer)
2013-03-20 19:39
edited on: 2013-03-20 20:10

I uploaded another screencast due to an "align right" issue reported on irc.
The issue is only on first line. The reporter says :
"The contents were made with the "generate table of contents" tool. I tried resetting manual character formatting, and also removing the line and re-typing it manually.

There are some very weird dependencies with the content of the first line. If I change the initial P into an S, the problem disappears. Adding some other letter in front also makes it disappear, but punctuation does not.
Since it only occurs in the first line, I was able to work around it by adding an empty line to the beginning of the frame and moving it up by the corresponding amount.

It only occurs on the first line, and only if the last character is 0, 2, 3, 6, 8 or 9 (didn't test anything but numbers). Only specific fonts as well, but there's more than one font that exhibits this.

As an update to that, the buggy number doesn't actually need to be the last character, it's enough that it occurs anywhere in the right part. So strings like a3a will also trigger the bug.

stefanb (reporter)
2013-06-28 09:43

I appararently ran into the same problem and found this open bug.

I first encountered it using the font League Gothic, but it seems to happen with certain others as well (e.g. Arial). I can confirm that the problem only occurs when one of the above mentioned numbers appear, and only on the first line.

The problem does not only exist for a right aligned but also for a center aligned tab.
zerubbabel (reporter)
2013-08-05 13:50

To me, this is a really annoying bug because it makes formatting running headers and footers very tedious, having to insert enough hard spaces between words to make the text readable, and then whenever the bug is fixed, having to go back and take the spaces out of each document. I wish it could be bumped to a higher priority.
utnik (reporter)
2013-10-15 15:35

i think, this should be classified as a bug, not as a feature!
JLuc (developer)
2014-04-09 23:16
edited on: 2014-06-26 21:32

0008445 and 0012442 are related to align right tabs too

Kunda (manager)
2014-07-08 19:32

marked as 'bug' from feature + bumped to 1.5.1. Closing duplicate of this bug

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-09-15 02:30 JLuc New Issue
2012-09-15 02:38 JLuc File Added: line wider = bad action of tab.png
2012-09-15 02:38 JLuc File Added: normalline - tab disappeared in ruler and collapsed left text.png
2012-09-15 02:42 JLuc Note Added: 0028930
2012-09-15 02:42 JLuc Note Added: 0028931
2012-12-28 17:00 JLuc Note Added: 0029505
2012-12-28 17:01 JLuc File Added: right tab 2 line jumps error.sla
2012-12-28 17:02 JLuc File Added: right tab line break error.png
2012-12-28 17:04 JLuc Note Added: 0029506
2012-12-28 17:21 JLuc File Added: right tab line collapsed error.png
2012-12-28 17:22 JLuc File Added: right tab 3 line collapsed error.sla
2012-12-28 17:23 JLuc Note Added: 0029508
2012-12-28 17:23 JLuc Note Edited: 0029508 View Revisions
2013-01-26 17:07 JLuc Note Added: 0029769
2013-01-26 17:07 JLuc Note Edited: 0029769 View Revisions
2013-01-27 00:41 christoph_s Status new => confirmed
2013-03-20 19:37 JLuc File Added: scribus_tab_bug.png
2013-03-20 19:39 JLuc Note Added: 0030002
2013-03-20 19:48 JLuc Note Edited: 0030002 View Revisions
2013-03-20 20:10 JLuc Note Edited: 0030002 View Revisions
2013-06-28 09:43 stefanb Note Added: 0030385
2013-08-05 13:50 zerubbabel Note Added: 0030503
2013-10-15 15:35 utnik Note Added: 0030731
2014-04-07 17:42 JLuc Tag Attached: layout
2014-04-09 23:16 JLuc Note Added: 0031669
2014-06-26 21:32 JLuc Note Edited: 0031669 View Revisions
2014-06-26 21:32 JLuc Note Edited: 0031669 View Revisions
2014-06-27 03:53 Kunda Relationship added related to 0008445
2014-06-27 03:55 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012442
2014-07-08 19:32 Kunda Note Added: 0032599
2014-07-08 19:32 Kunda Priority normal => high
2014-07-08 19:32 Kunda Severity feature => minor
2014-07-08 19:32 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.1
2014-10-04 18:13 JLuc Relationship added related to 0012565
2014-11-06 20:29 Kunda Tag Attached: MABs
2014-12-24 17:43 JLuc Patch => No
2014-12-24 17:43 JLuc Priority high => urgent
2014-12-24 17:43 JLuc Severity minor => crash
2015-09-17 22:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 22:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames

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