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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001423ScribusGeneralpublic2017-04-07 08:59
ReporterDaniel Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSDebian GNU/Linux (kernel 2.4.26)OS Version'testing'
Product Version1.3.2cvs 
Summary0001423: Single key-stroke to kern letters...
DescriptionWhile I'm able to readily manually kern letters via the text-settings box, it would be nice if there were a single key-stroke combination to do the same, which allows for much easier comparison of different kernings. For example (not sure if these are already taken with other commands): CTRL-K increases kerning, CTRL-SHIFT-K decreases kerning.



related to 0001851 closedavox Implement real automatic kerning 



2004-12-22 19:23

reporter   ~0003207

In PM it's alt + [ or ] to increase or derease kerning. Maybe the same in Quark, not sure? I think it's a nice shortcut, anyway, easier than Ctrl-K / Ctrl-shift-K


2004-12-24 02:17

developer   ~0003235

Last edited: 2004-12-24 02:18

Quark allows to kern in steps of 10th or 100th em space with keyboard shortcuts.
Plus, horizontal scaling can be achieved in 1% increments, also with keyboard shortcuts.
All these shortcuts are useful in production environment.
Bug # 1 : these shortcuts work with the american keyboard layout. Not with French Canadian layout. Don't know for others. So you have to switch keyboard layouts, but this is easy.
Bug # 2 : there is no way to edit the keyboard shortcuts from within Quark. There simply is no such editor in Quark. And we are at 6.5, after what, 16 years of development... The only way to assign a shortcut is through OS X and it doesn't work well.
When Scribus gets to that level of professional controls, we need those shortcuts. We are well on our way since there is already a shortcut editor in Scribus.


2005-09-10 12:04

viewer   ~0006507

bumping this to 1.3.x This is a nice feature to have I agree.


2017-04-06 19:50

reporter   ~0043712

It is very useful feature for newspapers. In quark these are shortcuts:
It seems both word tracking and manual tracking in "Advanced settings" should have shortcuts.


2017-04-07 08:59

manager   ~0043717

yes, for sure a welcome feature.
it would nice to have a list of typographic features that need a shortcut and a proposal for default shortcuts for all of them...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-12-20 17:33 Daniel New Issue
2004-12-22 19:23 Joeboy Note Added: 0003207
2004-12-24 02:17 louisdesjardins Note Added: 0003235
2004-12-24 02:18 louisdesjardins Note Edited: 0003235
2005-09-10 12:04 plinnell Note Added: 0006507
2005-09-10 12:04 plinnell Status new => acknowledged
2005-09-10 12:04 plinnell Product Version 1.2.1cvs => 1.3.2cvs
2006-04-14 14:49 mhanski Relationship added related to 0001851
2016-04-04 03:19 Kunda Tag Attached: kerning
2017-04-06 19:50 Eneen Note Added: 0043712
2017-04-07 08:59 ale Note Added: 0043717