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0003261ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2018-04-30 13:13
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSLinuxOS VersionSuSE 9.3/10.0
Product Version1.3.3cvs 
Target Version1.5.5 
Summary0003261: Changing text alignment from the properties palette does behave weird sometimes
Description1. If text is selected, and alignment is applied, only the last line has the new alignment.

2. If a frame is selected, the alignment does not change in the whole frame, but only in the first paragraph.

This doesn't happen all the time, but still very often.
Additional InformationUpdate 11/12/16: see 0003261:0042412
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0003164 closedavox Text in text frames not correctly updated after font change 
related to 0004813 closedavox Text effects (colours) are only applied to visible text 
has duplicate 0003477 closed Application of property and/or style change is unpredictable 
has duplicate 0006176 closed text size change not applied to overflowing text 
has duplicate 0005775 closed Applying styles to invisible text doesn't works 
related to 0003255 closed Changed style doesn't persist when typing 
related to 0003482 closedKunda Only partial / delayed text update in linked frames when adjusting text properties. 
related to 0001119 closedavox Font size and line spacing in the Properties palette are available but have no effect on styled text 
related to 0003474 feedback Improve the feedback for multiple styles in Properties/Story Editor 



2006-02-17 21:45

administrator   ~0008797

Unable to duplicate. Got a sample doc?


2006-02-17 22:05

administrator   ~0008798

No, and it wouldn't be useful at all, since, as I said, this happens sometimes, not always. Here's what I did when it happened th last time:

1. Create a new doc with automatic text frames

2. Insert sample text

3. Change alignment in properties from left to justified

4. VoilĂ : First paragraph justified, the rest remained left

In similar situations, the alignment of all but the last paragraph changed. It's as unpredictable as the behaviour I reported in 3164.


2006-02-18 00:09

administrator   ~0008801

Dunno.. works here. though it wont work for text in subsequent linked frames except if they are selected, IIRC.


2006-02-18 00:18

administrator   ~0008802

Actually, the issue reported affects text in one selected frame. But, as written before, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I've tried with different fonts (most of them HQ fonts from Adobe and Bitstream) to eliminate font issues.


2006-03-13 23:43

administrator   ~0009245

Another observation: On an almost regular basis, the last lines on a page are not justified if this is chosen in the PP. _But_ if I justify the text in the next connected frame too, the lines in the first one are aligned as expected. See screenshots.

2006-03-13 23:44


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2006-03-13 23:44


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2006-03-16 00:11


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2006-03-16 00:14

reporter   ~0009313

Last edited: 2006-03-16 00:16

Hi, new user here, looks like I run into this bug without fail (working on Scribus 1.3.2 on Win2K here). Issue is styles formatting in general (not solely alignment). Here's my process, screenshot and document "Example" attached:

- Make a new document (Double-sided, A5, 5 pages, automatic text frames, 2 columns).
- Create a new paragraph style & save it (Arial, 9 pt, tabs at 0.25")
- Insert sample text (standard ipsum lorem)
- Select frame & apply paragraph style (Properties > Text > Style > New Style).

2006-03-16 00:15


Example.sla (68,521 bytes)


2006-04-20 12:48

developer   ~0010171

Last edited: 2006-04-20 12:49

<quote>Another observation: On an almost regular basis, the last lines on a page are not justified if this is chosen in the PP. _But_ if I justify the text in the next connected frame too, the lines in the first one are aligned as expected. See screenshots.</quote>

Judging by your screen shots, this happens, because applying a property to a linked text frame seems to work not for all the the text in it, but only for for the included paragraphs. The last paragraph ends in the 2nd frame which is left aligned, so the beginning of the paragraph is left aligned, too. It seems, it's just the way it works now.

As for the rest, we have to find out, how to reproduce this behaviour and deliver some sample files.

dcollins: this happens, because you've applied the new style to the 1st frame, but the rest of the linked text frames have remained unchanged. Since you've chosen a smaller font size, there is more place in the 1st frame and the text from the second frame flows into the first. This has got nothing to do with this bug. Simply start applying the new style from the last linked frame or launch the Story editor and do it there.


2006-04-20 13:40

administrator   ~0010174

mhanski: If the reason of this behaviour is paragraph based formatting, how can we explain the related bug 3164? If you look at the screen shots there, you'll see that the error occurs across paragraphs.


2006-12-21 10:38

developer   ~0014137

Reminder sent to: christoph_s

Hi Christoph, can you please test again and close if you cant reproduce any longer?


2007-01-03 03:13

reporter   ~0014390

<quote>Another observation: On an almost regular basis, the last lines on a page are not justified if this is chosen in the PP. _But_ if I justify the text in the next connected frame too, the lines in the first one are aligned as expected. See screenshots.</quote>

I get the same result as Christoph in the last line of a linked frame gets the alignment of the next frame. Doesn't seem to be by paragraph. I think the issue is more general, though.

Look at wrong_alignment.sla. By deleting lines from the middle of the first frame, I got two alignments in one frame (didn't know you could do that :). But although the centering (according to the file) actually starts with the word "dictum", the line before it gets centered as well. That must be the underlying problem, which is triggered by justifying two linked frames differently.

I don't know about any of the other issues reported.

2007-01-03 03:14


wrong_alignment.sla (17,824 bytes)


2016-11-12 12:07

updater   ~0042404

@PeterBenedek please test


2016-11-12 15:04


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2016-11-12 15:20


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2016-11-12 15:23

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2016-11-12 15:35

reporter   ~0042406

Tested: Linux Mint 18; r21504

Seems works well (0003261.gif), but if a font doesn't included EndParagraph glyph (for example: roboto.ttf), then doesn't works (only paragraph end row!). 0003261_2.gif


2016-11-14 02:22

updater   ~0042412

Thanks Peter. Changing status to confirmed as this issue still remains.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-02-17 21:19 christoph_s New Issue
2006-02-17 21:45 cbradney Note Added: 0008797
2006-02-17 22:05 christoph_s Note Added: 0008798
2006-02-18 00:09 cbradney Note Added: 0008801
2006-02-18 00:18 christoph_s Note Added: 0008802
2006-03-13 23:43 christoph_s Note Added: 0009245
2006-03-13 23:44 christoph_s File Added: alignment_1.png
2006-03-13 23:44 christoph_s File Added: alignment_2.png
2006-03-16 00:11 dcollins File Added: Example.gif
2006-03-16 00:14 dcollins Note Added: 0009313
2006-03-16 00:15 dcollins File Added: Example.sla
2006-03-16 00:15 dcollins Note Edited: 0009313
2006-03-16 00:16 dcollins Note Edited: 0009313
2006-04-17 16:33 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003255
2006-04-20 12:48 mhanski Note Added: 0010171
2006-04-20 12:48 mhanski Status new => feedback
2006-04-20 12:49 mhanski Note Edited: 0010171
2006-04-20 13:38 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003482
2006-04-20 13:40 christoph_s Note Added: 0010174
2006-04-20 13:42 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003164
2006-04-20 21:27 mhanski Relationship added related to 0001119
2006-04-28 09:14 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003474
2006-04-29 18:46 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003477
2006-04-29 18:48 mhanski Relationship deleted related to 0003477
2006-04-29 18:49 mhanski Relationship added has duplicate 0003477
2006-12-21 10:38 jo-hannes Note Added: 0014137
2006-12-21 11:42 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0004813
2007-01-03 03:13 mkoren Note Added: 0014390
2007-01-03 03:14 mkoren File Added: wrong_alignment.sla
2007-08-30 15:09 christoph_s Relationship added has duplicate 0006176
2007-08-30 15:10 christoph_s Relationship added has duplicate 0005775
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2015-11-24 14:09 Kunda Tag Attached: #please_test
2016-11-12 12:07 Kunda Note Added: 0042404
2016-11-12 12:09 Kunda Tag Attached: #tobeclosed
2016-11-12 15:04 PeterBenedek File Added: 0003261.gif
2016-11-12 15:20 PeterBenedek File Added: 0003261_2.gif
2016-11-12 15:23 PeterBenedek File Added:
2016-11-12 15:35 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0042406
2016-11-14 02:22 Kunda Status feedback => confirmed
2016-11-14 02:22 Kunda Note Added: 0042412
2016-11-14 02:23 Kunda Tag Detached: #tobeclosed
2016-11-14 02:23 Kunda Tag Detached: #please_test
2016-11-14 02:26 Kunda Additional Information Updated
2016-11-14 02:26 Kunda Patch => No
2016-11-14 02:26 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.4.svn
2018-04-30 13:13 jghali Target Version 1.5.4.svn => 1.5.5