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0014451ScribusTypographypublic2018-02-07 16:55
Reporterutnik Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformmacintoshOSosXOS Version10.11.6
Product Version1.5.3.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014451: drop caps run over the text (when text is aligned to baseline grid)
Descriptionin scribus 1.5.2 and 1.5.3svn drop caps don't move the text of the second (and following) line to the right – the capital letter overlaps the text. (see screenshot…)

Edit:
"just made some more tests – it looks as the problem occurs only when the text is aligned to the baseline grid. "
Tagsbaseline, baseline grid, dropcap
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utnik

2016-12-11 15:21

updater  

dropCaps.png (96,916 bytes)
dropCaps.png (96,916 bytes)

jghali

2016-12-11 15:43

administrator   ~0042867

I cannot reproduce your issue with current code. Could you provide a sample document, please?

utnik

2016-12-11 17:12

updater   ~0042871

added a .zip file

dropCaps.zip (243,345 bytes)

utnik

2016-12-11 17:21

updater   ~0042872

just made some more tests – it looks as the problem occurs only when the text is aligned to the baseline grid.

jghali

2016-12-11 21:03

administrator   ~0042880

It looks like your current baseline grid spacing is too small vs your font size. With your current font size, there is one line of text every two lines of grid.

This case prevent us from layouting the drop cap properly at paragraph start. We would need to layout it after the first N lines, but that's not possible as we need to layout the drop cap right at paragraph start to layout properly the next lines.

utnik

2016-12-11 21:17

updater   ~0042882

i often use a half sized grid – it has many benefits for me. as i don't really need drop caps, its no big thing for me to avoid a mix of the two things. (but other users should know about this limitation…)

Diniz

2018-02-07 12:20

reporter   ~0044939

It is still happening as of today (I am using the current trunk build from the Ubuntu PPA).

I believe I understand to some degree jghali's explanation, but I am trying to layout a text with a baseline height tall enough for the paragraph text and the dropcap still acts weirdly. I am attaching screenshots.

utnik

2018-02-07 12:40

updater   ~0044940

looks like something different. could you show your settings for the drop caps?

Diniz

2018-02-07 13:09

reporter   ~0044941

Thank you for the quick answer!
These are the settings for the dropcaps in the paragraph style, and for the source character style the dropcap uses.

utnik

2018-02-07 16:55

updater   ~0044943

the issue is caused by the strongly increased font size of the character style used for the effect.
i don't really understand the relationship, but i can induce the problem by either increasing one of the font sizes (character style for the effect or for the paragraph) or by decreasing the baseline grid (but not by changing a fixed spacing…)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-11 15:21 utnik New Issue
2016-12-11 15:21 utnik File Added: dropCaps.png
2016-12-11 15:38 jghali Target Version => 1.5.3
2016-12-11 15:43 jghali Note Added: 0042867
2016-12-11 17:12 utnik File Added: dropCaps.zip
2016-12-11 17:12 utnik Note Added: 0042871
2016-12-11 17:21 utnik Note Added: 0042872
2016-12-11 20:04 Kunda Tag Attached: dropcap
2016-12-11 20:05 Kunda Summary drop caps run over the text => drop caps run over the text (when text is aligned to baseline grid)
2016-12-11 20:05 Kunda Description Updated View Revisions
2016-12-11 21:03 jghali Note Added: 0042880
2016-12-11 21:17 utnik Note Added: 0042882
2016-12-11 21:31 jghali Target Version 1.5.3 =>
2018-02-07 12:13 Diniz Tag Attached: baseline grid
2018-02-07 12:13 Diniz Tag Attached: baseline
2018-02-07 12:20 Diniz File Added: Captura de ecrã de 2018-02-07 13-19-32.png
2018-02-07 12:20 Diniz File Added: Captura de ecrã de 2018-02-07 13-19-21.png
2018-02-07 12:20 Diniz Note Added: 0044939
2018-02-07 12:40 utnik Note Added: 0044940
2018-02-07 13:09 Diniz File Added: Captura de ecrã de 2018-02-07 14-08-33.png
2018-02-07 13:09 Diniz File Added: Captura de ecrã de 2018-02-07 14-08-22.png
2018-02-07 13:09 Diniz Note Added: 0044941
2018-02-07 16:55 utnik Note Added: 0044943