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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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Text and Typography / How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by MikeD on April 15, 2018, 02:48:53 am »
This topic is a duplicate of http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2903.msg13541.html
Please refer to the other thread for the the full discussion.


Hi all.
I'm new to the forum. I currently have Scribus 1.4.6. I am working on a bi-monthly publication (trying). I have generated a text frame for a Masthead. I have tried to generate different text formats, heights, etc., but have not been able to get the format I want. Every time I try, it wants to default to Arial Regular at 12 pts. I want Felix Titling Regular. Some lines at 20 pt, some at 14 pt, some at 10 or 12 pt. Have not been able to. I even tried making a separate text frame for each line, to no avail. I have tried creating the text in the story editor and it shows the correct format. As soon as I hit the green checkmark, it changes in the text box to the Arial at a 12 pt. This has become very frustration. Can someone help?
Thank you,
Mike
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 14, 2018, 10:54:09 pm »
I'm pretty new as well but would suggest you try creating a paragraph style for each one. Go to Edit when not in the text box and click styles.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 14, 2018, 10:42:01 pm »
Gary, thanks for the advice about which version to use.
Utnic, I was struggling with an earlier downloading of 1.4.6 — to the point of the program shutting down with #11 crashed every time I tried to do anything with it — even a few minutes. This gives me the impression that these crashes are accumulative. So, when I downloaded anew I started over with this project. I'm sure it is wise to do that again. This could explain why it happens every time on my computer and not yours. Most of the text is in Georgia, it seems wise to delete any font of Georgia and download from a source known to be good. I may go the extra caution of choosing another font to replace it for the book.

However, I have new information. The odt that I downloaded apparently still contains some corruption from the PDF-OCR process. Some was obviously there at the time, some words simply did not look right. I thought I got rid of it, Acrobat's Preflight gave them a green light — but evidently not. I was able to try Datanumen's Word Repair (in my old PC that works only occasionally) on the odt document that produced the crash today. It says it is corrupted and unable to repair it. Why my computer is more susceptible to this corruption than yours? Probably something to do with corrupted fonts on mine (that Font Book's verification can't detect). It seems best to simply do a clean download of High Sierra and keep any previously constructed odt's and PDF's and Word docs off.

I've changed the fonts in the document and will try it again in Datanumen, if the PC comes back (it's currently back in black screen and starting up in safe mode doesn't work).
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Beginner Talk / How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by MikeD on April 14, 2018, 08:46:49 pm »
Hi all.
I'm new to the forum. I currently have Scribus 1.4.6. I am working on a bi-monthly publication (trying). I have generated a text frame for a Masthead. I have tried to generate different text formats, heights, etc., but have not been able to get the format I want. Every time I try, it wants to default to Arial Regular at 12 pts. I want Felix Titling Regular. Some lines at 20 pt, some at 14 pt, some at 10 or 12 pt. Have not been able to. I even tried making a separate text frame for each line, to no avail. I have tried creating the text in the story editor and it shows the correct format. As soon as I hit the green checkmark, it changes in the text box to the Arial at a 12 pt. This has become very frustration. Can someone help?
Thank you,
Mike
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