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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0014121ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2019-12-04 18:29
ReporterSimonL Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Platform64 BitOSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version1.5.2 
Target VersionFuture Release - High PriorityFixed in Version 
Summary0014121: VariableText-Marks get repeated on linebreak
DescriptionWhen using Variable-Text-Marks, linebreaks behave wrong (see attached screenshot).

1. When there is enough horizontal space, everything is fine.
2. When the text textframe is horizontally smaller than the text, the text gets repeated over and over
3. When the current textline is mostly used by other text (but the next line has enough space) the linebreak appears correctly, but aditionally, the variable text is shown partly in the old line
Steps To ReproduceCreate a new document, insert a textframe. Enter it and add a variable text mark
(Insert->Marks->Variable Text) with some text.

Make your textframe smallen and bigger to see behaviours 1) and 2)

Insert some normal text before the textmark to see behaviour 3)

Additional InformationThere are also no linebreaks on whitespaces in textmarks (if intentional, please add a checkbox to make this optional)
Tags#please_test, marks


has duplicate 0014177 closedjghali Variable Text plenty of copy, if TextBox width of less than text width. 
child of 0012496 acknowledged Metabug: Marks & Footnotes & Weld (1.5.0.svn) 



2016-05-30 12:51



2016-12-19 13:41

updater   ~0043104

@SimonL to expedite this ticket, can you upload a sample SLA for the devs to check? Thanks!


2016-12-20 17:51


BugDemo_VariableTextMarkGetsRepeated.sla (16,453 bytes)


2016-12-20 17:53

reporter   ~0043115

@Kunda Hope this demo-file helps. Just drag the right side of the top text-field between the two marked positions to see the problem.

File Created in Scribus 1.5.2 (64 bit)


2016-12-21 21:00

developer   ~0043133

Confirming the issue. With the provided file:

1.5.1) Does not show any text
1.5.2) Gets repeated vertically
1.5.3.svn) Part of the text is placed on one line and the other on the latter (also splitting the same word between the two)


2019-12-04 18:29

manager   ~0047197

on top of it, line breaks inside of the variable text are not correct.

in the attached document ,the text should say "this is a very long variable text which does not break correctly." ...

variable-text.sla (14,663 bytes)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-05-30 12:51 SimonL New Issue
2016-05-30 12:51 SimonL File Added: 2016-05-30 14_34_09-Scribus 1.5.2 - [Document-1_].png
2016-06-24 02:24 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0014177
2016-12-19 13:39 Kunda Tag Attached: marks
2016-12-19 13:41 Kunda Note Added: 0043104
2016-12-19 13:41 Kunda Relationship added child of 0012496
2016-12-19 13:41 Kunda Tag Attached: #please_test
2016-12-20 17:51 SimonL File Added: BugDemo_VariableTextMarkGetsRepeated.sla
2016-12-20 17:53 SimonL Note Added: 0043115
2016-12-21 21:00 FirasH Status new => confirmed
2016-12-21 21:00 FirasH Note Added: 0043133
2016-12-22 13:59 Kunda Target Version => Future Release - High Priority
2019-12-04 18:29 ale File Added: variable-text.sla
2019-12-04 18:29 ale Note Added: 0047197