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0013372ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2015-11-03 03:15
Reporterwilliam Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Platformx86_64OSLinuxOS VersionFedora 20
Product Version1.5.1svn 
Summary0013372: Text overwrites in frames
DescriptionThe attached SLA creates several sequences of
text box with <title><tab><author>
image box with <cartoon>

In some of them, the title and author text overwrite.
When I look at the SLA, the bad ones have an extra <tab/>.
How can a single tab at the end of a block of text cause text to overwrite?
Steps To ReproduceThis is reproducible in Scribus 1.4.4, 1.4.5 and 1.5.1.svn.
Additional InformationWhat is the proper way to make a line of text like "left part<tab>right part" so that all of the space is added at the <tab> to have the left part flushed left and the right part flushed left?
I experimented with various alignments under Properties -> Text, but there did not seem to be one for this case. The "justify" required multiple <tabs> and "force justify" added space between the words, even if I used non-breaking spaces with control+shift+U 00a0.


duplicate of 0011071 confirmed buggy behaviour with align-right tabs 



2015-09-24 23:45


TabProblems.sla (46,769 bytes)


2015-09-24 23:47


scribus-before-crop-25sep15.png (20,061 bytes)   
scribus-before-crop-25sep15.png (20,061 bytes)   


2015-09-24 23:48

updater   ~0036368

I attached a screen capture. The difference between the good text and the bad text is only one tab.


2015-10-10 22:47

updater   ~0036607

William, thanks for the report. I see the issue in the .sla you've uploaded.


2015-10-11 03:31

updater   ~0036614

Kunda, thanks for looking at it.

Now that you have seen what happens, is it a bug or a feature?

If it is definitely a bug, I could try to make time to look at the code.

If it is only a misunderstanding about how tabs work and a setting or style in the document is incorrect, I can pass that along to the person who made the document.


2015-10-11 18:47

manager   ~0036624

i have not the correct fonts installed and after the automatic fonts replacement, i think that i don't see the problem...

could it be a font problem?


2015-10-11 20:41

developer   ~0036628

I confirm that this is a bad bug.
AMOF its a dupe of 0011071 so i closed it.
It'd be great to fix this.

I marked this issue with the 'layout' tag. FYI there are other bad 'layout' tag issues :


2015-10-11 20:41

developer   ~0036629

Dupe of 0011071


2015-11-03 03:15

updater   ~0037165

William, it's a bug

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-09-24 23:45 william New Issue
2015-09-24 23:45 william File Added: TabProblems.sla
2015-09-24 23:47 william File Added: scribus-before-crop-25sep15.png
2015-09-24 23:48 william Note Added: 0036368
2015-10-10 22:47 Kunda Note Added: 0036607
2015-10-11 03:31 william Note Added: 0036614
2015-10-11 18:47 ale Note Added: 0036624
2015-10-11 20:34 JLuc Tag Attached: layout
2015-10-11 20:37 JLuc Relationship added duplicate of 0011071
2015-10-11 20:41 JLuc Note Added: 0036628
2015-10-11 20:41 JLuc Note Added: 0036629
2015-10-11 20:41 JLuc Status new => closed
2015-10-11 20:41 JLuc Resolution open => fixed
2015-11-03 03:15 Kunda Note Added: 0037165