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0015846ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2019-10-11 07:46
ReporterOnceler Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
OSUbuntuOS Version18.10 
Product Version1.5.5 
Summary0015846: Changing font size appears to change width of table cell
DescriptionI'm using Scribus version 1.5.5 on Ubuntu 18.10.

I have multiple text fields in a table that exhibit a strange quality: when the size of the text within the field is increased past a certain threshold, the width of the field appears to shrink. Strangely, this quality is not shared by all cells within the table, or even within the column.

The effect of this bug is that if I want the text in these cells to be properly aligned with other cells above and below in their columns, I cannot increase the text size beyond an arbitrary limit.

As far as I can tell, this text is the exact same style as everything else in the column. It's not specially styled or aligned. For whatever reason, it's a text frame that acts as though it were the proper width at small font sizes, but much shorter in width at larger font sizes.
Steps To Reproduce1. Download the attached file and open it in Scribus 1.5.5.
2. Increase the font size of the cell reading "Steal".
3. Alternatively, change the size of the cell beneath "Steal", which contains a multiplication symbol.

Expected behavior: The text increases in size.

Encountered behavior: The text increases in size, but as it does so, the cell dimensions appear to shrink.
Additional InformationWhen I copy this table to a new document, I can resize the text in those cells without issue, strangely.

The cells in question use the Liberation Serif and Open Sans fonts. I've seen the issue when using Arial, so I don't think this is a font-specific problem, but I figured I'd note that just in case. Also, for compatibility purposes, I'll note that this document was created in Scribus v1.5.5.



2019-10-11 04:15


Bugged example.sla (75,939 bytes)


2019-10-11 07:46

manager   ~0046765

there are a few screenshots about this in the forum:,3462.msg16312.html

and, yes, i could replicate.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-11 04:15 Onceler New Issue
2019-10-11 04:15 Onceler File Added: Bugged example.sla
2019-10-11 04:15 Onceler Tag Attached: tables
2019-10-11 07:46 ale Note Added: 0046765