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Thanks for the reply. I have following to submit.
Selecting one font for complex text and latin text and making both texts readable at a time is possible if that one font has both complex and latin support. But, all those fonts are not necessarily good for publishing work. Those which are good for publishing the complex text matter may not have support for latin text. Moreover, the size, style etc for complex and latin can not be changed individually. We have to accept the size etc which the font forces upon the user. If we look at the Libre Office's character formatting window, its very clear that a Paragraph style provides options to set different fonts, size, style etc for the latin text and complex text. The screen shots of Libre Office are attached below.
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Text and Typography / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by a.l.e on April 16, 2018, 10:48:15 am »
I've locked this topic and removed the answers that were also in

http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2903.msg13541.html

please refer to the other thread.
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by GarryP on April 16, 2018, 10:29:45 am »
Mike, you can change the formatting of text directly by using the Text tab of the Properties Palette.
Select the text frame and change the formatting for the whole frame, or double-click the text frame, select the text you want to change, and then use the same formatting tools to format the selected text. This is probably more like you are used to doing.

Styles can be used to keep formatting consistent across multiple text frames - if you want to do that - but they aren't absolutely necessary, they're just very useful.

And to reiterate what has been said above, don't use the Story Editor unless you absolutely have to. It has some uses but, for most editing, it's more of a pain than a help.

P.S. Please don't post the same topic into more than one forum. It's confusing and means that the whole answer is split across multiple threads that future readers might miss.
P.P.S. (by an administrator): I've locked the other topic, removed the duplicate replies, and put links to this thread (a.l.e)
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by MikeD on April 15, 2018, 08:23:55 pm »
Thank you all for your help.
It seems to be working now with your suggestions. I also have Serif PagePlus 5 and you just select the text you want changed and change the formatting, height, etc. Seems like a round about way to get things done in Scribus. It probably has reasons that I am not seeing right now.
Again, thanks for the help.
-Mike
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Text and Typography / Re: Cannot change font size
« Last post by GarryP on April 15, 2018, 04:19:58 pm »
You get the Properties Palette via F2, not F3.
F3 gets you the Styles Manager in 1.4.6 and the new Text Formatting Palette (or whatever it's called) in 1.5.?.

You normally don't need to keep opening and closing the Properties Palette. Keep it open unless you need to close it.

You also don't need to double-click the text frame if you want to format all of the text in it.
Select the frame (single click) if you want to change the formatting for the whole frame, or double-click the text frame to go to "inline editing mode" then select the text - drag the mouse pointer - that you want to format. Then use the Text tab of the Properties Palette (or the Text Formatting Palette in 1.5.?) to change the formatting.

For bigger jobs, or where you want better control over text formatting, use Styles.
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Text and Typography / Re: Cannot change font size
« Last post by RodneyLee on April 15, 2018, 03:47:33 pm »
Properties Palette (F3), double click on text box with pointer tool, open Text properties palette
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by utnik on April 15, 2018, 10:00:01 am »
as i wrote in the bug tracker, you should try to isolate the problem by testing parts of your complex workflow separately, instead of changing everything (new operating system, new font files…) at the same time.
if a car wouldn't run, your solution could be to change the battery, the inyector pump and all the ignition plugs before a real 'bug hunting attempt' would lead to an empty fuel tank…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by Nermander on April 15, 2018, 09:34:37 am »
Best solution is to learn to use styles.

But from your description it sounds as if you are changing the "display font" for the Story editor. But that is just the font that is shown in the Story editor, not the font that is shown in the text frame.

Many users swear by editing the text directly in the text frame instead of the story editor (double click the text frame).
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by utnik on April 15, 2018, 09:32:14 am »
hi mike

yes, to create paragraph styles (and character styles) via 'edit' → 'styles' is a good way to go. you should change the settings of the 'default paragraph style' to be used as your main text style as scribus uses this style for text input, as long as you don't change it for a specific frame or a paragraph.

…and i recommend to apply your styles by selecting them in 'properties' → 'text' → 'style settings'. don't use the 'story editor' for standard tasks…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Cannot change font size
« Last post by MikeD on April 15, 2018, 02:55:53 am »
Where is Dialog? I see Story Editor.
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