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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011436ScribusStylespublic2016-05-26 16:54
ReporterGiova84 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.4.2 
Summary0011436: Change the default text line spacing.
DescriptionThe dafault line spacing in Scribus is set as "fixed line spacing", and when we increase text size, text will look bad. Instead, if we change the line spacing to automatic, words looks better.
So, in Scribus, the default line spacing should be "Automatic Linespacing"


Fixed line spacing: see Default_Spacing.png

Automatic line spacing: see Automatic_Line_Spacing.png
Steps To ReproduceInsert a new text frame
write at least two full lines of text
change the font to any ttf font
increase the text (eg to 15)
you will see the same as Default_Spacing.png
Press F3 on your keyboard
Inside Style manager double click on default paragraph style
change spacing to automatic
text will look better: Automatic_Line_Spacing.png
Tagsdiscussion, duplicate, spacing, styles, text


related to 0011081 new Height of 'fixed' line should not be hardcoded to 15 (but instead a generated number based on chosen char size) 



2013-02-25 07:06

administrator   ~0029901

I'm not sure if this makes sense. If Scribus was a word processor, it would be natural, but Scribus isn't. Thus, fixed line spacing seems obvious to me.


2013-02-25 10:50

reporter   ~0029903

Obviously, but this bug could be annoying for any other purpose.


2013-02-25 10:51

reporter   ~0029904

Ops.. I used "bug" word. but this ain't a bug.. I should speak about enhancement :-)


2013-02-25 23:21

reporter   ~0029907

I have noticed that Scribus don't remember this setting on exit (changing the line space from fixed to automatic) and avery time that i start Scribus, i have to set it again.


2013-02-25 23:39

reporter   ~0029909

The described symptom occurs on Windows 7 and on Haiku.


2013-02-26 00:11

administrator   ~0029911

This a style setting (and one of the differences between a word processor and a DTP program). You have to create a paragraph style with either fixed, automatic or aligned-to-baseline linespacing: Edit > Styles.


2013-02-26 00:44

reporter   ~0029915

Ok, i've create a paragraph style, but is not saved: when i close and then restart Scribus, the syle that i create is no longer present in the Style Manager.


2013-02-26 00:49

reporter   ~0029916

If i also import the style from a document, at the next start new styles are lost.


2013-02-26 01:25

reporter   ~0029917

Ok: to achieve my needs i have saved a document as template, which include my styles.
Would be nice/useful make user setting in the Style Manager, saved as default for every new empty document?


2013-02-26 20:11

administrator   ~0029922

Maybe as an option either in the Tools or the Typography tab ...


2016-03-10 14:14


Default_Spacing.png (150,379 bytes)   
Default_Spacing.png (150,379 bytes)   


2016-03-10 14:15


Automatic_Line_Spacing.png (146,371 bytes)   
Automatic_Line_Spacing.png (146,371 bytes)   


2016-05-26 16:42

updater   ~0041461

There is a dupe for this ticket. tagging 'duplicate' till we find it

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-02-25 00:01 Giova84 New Issue
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: default
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: fixed
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: style
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: text
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: automatic
2013-02-25 00:02 Giova84 Tag Attached: spacing
2013-02-25 07:06 christoph_s Note Added: 0029901
2013-02-25 10:50 Giova84 Note Added: 0029903
2013-02-25 10:51 Giova84 Note Added: 0029904
2013-02-25 23:21 Giova84 Note Added: 0029907
2013-02-25 23:39 Giova84 Note Added: 0029909
2013-02-26 00:11 christoph_s Note Added: 0029911
2013-02-26 00:44 Giova84 Note Added: 0029915
2013-02-26 00:49 Giova84 Note Added: 0029916
2013-02-26 01:25 Giova84 Note Added: 0029917
2013-02-26 20:11 christoph_s Note Added: 0029922
2014-10-07 23:24 Kunda Tag Detached: default
2014-10-08 23:24 Kunda Tag Attached: styles
2014-10-08 23:24 Kunda Tag Detached: style
2014-10-08 23:24 Kunda Tag Detached: automatic
2014-10-13 15:59 Kunda Tag Detached: fixed
2016-03-10 14:14 Kunda File Added: Default_Spacing.png
2016-03-10 14:15 Kunda File Added: Automatic_Line_Spacing.png
2016-04-26 01:34 Kunda Tag Attached: discussion
2016-05-26 16:41 Kunda Patch => No
2016-05-26 16:41 Kunda Description Updated
2016-05-26 16:41 Kunda Steps to Reproduce Updated
2016-05-26 16:42 Kunda Tag Attached: duplicate
2016-05-26 16:42 Kunda Note Added: 0041461
2016-05-26 16:54 Kunda Relationship added related to 0011081