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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0010091ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2016-12-08 22:04
Reporterchina56 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.4 
Summary0010091: Unwanted space appears at the beginning and end of text frames
DescriptionI am a new Scribus user ( on windows) and I’m baffled by a problem with unwanted text behaviour. I will be grateful for any insight that you could give me.
The problem is that on the beginning of the first line and the end of the last line of text in the frame - a space appears that seems to be equivalent in length to the word that should be occupying it.
My workflow consists of finalising individual chapters and then ‘sewing’ them together by importing subsequent chapters onto the first one. The problem now appears once the subsequent chapters have been imported. The problem is not evident in the individual chapters. I have attached sla and pdf files as examples. Test A is the first chapter, Test B contains the subsequent chapter and the problem starts at the bottom of page eight of testb.pdf
Actually I managed to import 10 or so chapters when I noticed the problem in the second chapter only. When I went back to rebuild the book form scratch the problem appeared in every imported chapter.
Steps To Reproducesee attached files
Edit: see 0010091:0032082
Additional InformationI also notice when viewing the second chapter under 400% resolution that the text seems to extend slight beyond the right had edge of the text frame. It doesn’t seem to be a problem that is exported to pdf files but it doesn’t seem right. I wonder if this is a symptom of the same problem.


related to 0012828 confirmed Hanging indent is not respected in "link text frames" 
related to 0008806 confirmed Strange display of automatic linked frames when pages inserted (pages get bumped out of doc flow) 



2011-07-04 01:21

reporter (820,917 bytes)


2011-07-04 07:21

updater   ~0026526

First - why you dont use 1.4.0 release candidates or even 1.3.9 ??


2011-07-04 11:26

manager   ~0026531

if you're not happy, with, please check if 1.4 RC5 and see if it works better for you (as cezary said :-).

all bugs for are going to be fixed in 1.4 (if still happening...)


2011-07-04 23:20

reporter   ~0026539

Last edited: 2011-07-05 03:58

OK - I have now installed 1.4.0.rc - but the problem persists.


2011-07-05 05:45

updater   ~0026540

china56 - could you make screenshots? I dont see problems with yours files, but I have font substituted and other formatting after opening.


2011-07-05 06:09

reporter   ~0026542

If you open the attached file and have a look at page 9 of testb.pdf - you can see the spaces at the beginning and end of the page. Do you need screenshots of the problem in Scribus? - if so I will make them later today.


2011-07-06 08:42

updater   ~0026544

Last edited: 2011-07-06 08:43

Yes, I need, because when I open your files I have font substitution dialogue and I open your files with other fonts, so text is formatted in different way and I dont see any additional spaces.


2014-06-11 19:48


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2014-06-11 19:55

updater   ~0032082

Document seems unstable, when imported into 1.5 : linked text frames sometime seem to duplicate...

But I confirm with 1.5 and upload screenshot : 2nd line of last paragraph or page 8 shouldbe justified but isnt. This paragraph continues on page 9. It should begin at the margin, but is begining with first line offset as if it was a new paragraph.


2016-05-26 17:26

updater   ~0041464

Peter, would you test this one as well ?


2016-05-28 10:34

reporter   ~0041498


- Document disintegrate in 1.5.3svn
- Disapper some Text Chains.
- Text frames lapping
- Fonts replacement problems (live, but Scribus want to replace)

etc. etc.

Longer need time for testing.


2016-06-03 09:02

reporter   ~0041596

Last edited: 2016-06-03 17:59

Tested r21360; 1.5.3svn
"The problem is that on the beginning of the first line and the end of the last line of text in the frame - a space appears that seems to be equivalent in length to the word that should be occupying it."

This is because: Links text frames show the wrong place! See: 0010091.png

"...the first line and the end of the last line of text in the frame - a space appears that seems to be equivalent in length to the word that should be occupying it."

This is because: text frames between there is no connection! See: 0010091_2.png

Connection created the text frames: the error will cease! See: 0010091_3.png

If I use the "Page -- Import -- Select -- testb.sla -- Create page(s): At End" Function, Scribus he added the pages plus new text frames the background. The "Text Chain" built these frames. Original frames lost contact. 0010091_4.png


If after deleted 9. page lower frame, scribus the inserted pages It fills the frame the document first text.


2016-06-03 09:03


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-07-04 01:21 china56 New Issue
2011-07-04 01:21 china56 File Added:
2011-07-04 07:21 cezaryece Note Added: 0026526
2011-07-04 11:26 ale Note Added: 0026531
2011-07-04 23:20 china56 Note Added: 0026539
2011-07-05 03:58 china56 Note Edited: 0026539
2011-07-05 05:45 cezaryece Note Added: 0026540
2011-07-05 06:09 china56 Note Added: 0026542
2011-07-06 08:42 cezaryece Note Added: 0026544
2011-07-06 08:43 cezaryece Note Edited: 0026544
2014-06-11 19:48 JLuc File Added: p.8&9 bottom 10&11 top.jpg
2014-06-11 19:55 JLuc Note Added: 0032082
2015-04-02 00:15 Kunda Patch => No
2015-04-02 00:15 Kunda Product Version => 1.5.0svn
2015-04-02 00:15 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.1
2015-04-02 00:15 Kunda Steps to Reproduce Updated
2015-06-14 07:18 JLuc Tag Attached: layout
2015-06-15 08:00 jghali Priority high => normal
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2015-11-11 16:00 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012828
2016-01-23 17:17 cbradney Target Version 1.5.1 => 1.5.3
2016-05-26 17:26 Kunda Note Added: 0041464
2016-05-28 10:34 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0041498
2016-06-03 09:02 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0041596
2016-06-03 09:03 PeterBenedek File Added: 0010091.png
2016-06-03 09:10 PeterBenedek File Added: 0010091_2.png
2016-06-03 09:12 PeterBenedek File Added: 0010091_3.png
2016-06-03 09:20 PeterBenedek Note Edited: 0041596
2016-06-03 13:28 PeterBenedek Note Edited: 0041596
2016-06-03 13:28 PeterBenedek File Added: 0010091_4.png
2016-06-03 17:32 PeterBenedek Note Edited: 0041596
2016-06-03 17:59 PeterBenedek Note Edited: 0041596
2016-06-05 14:13 PeterBenedek Relationship added related to 0008806
2016-12-08 22:04 Kunda Target Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.4