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Title: Text postioning within a text frame
Post by: mike_p on July 07, 2011, 10:55:05 am
The first line of text in a text frame appears to determine it's vertical position from the height of the tallest character in the first line.

To see this behaviour create a new text frame, double click within it (to enable direct text entry) and start typing with periods (.......) then lowercase letters without risers (oonma) then capital letters.
As you type you'll find the line of text shifts vertically.

Is this behavior considered correct?

Personally I think the position should be determined by the line height for the style (which is therefore under the user's control).

Is the current behaviour a feature or a bug?

(Tested on 1.4.0rc5/windows XP and 1.5.0svn/Ubuntu)
Title: Re: Text postioning within a text frame
Post by: Meho R. on July 07, 2011, 11:05:34 am
Try this: select a text frame, then go to Properties > Text > First Line Offset and select Font Ascent or Line Spacing instead of currently active Maximum Ascent.
Title: Re: Text postioning within a text frame
Post by: mike_p on July 07, 2011, 11:54:30 am
Perfect! Thanks!

(and obviously the answer to my question is that it's a feature NOT a bug!)
Title: Re: Text postioning within a text frame
Post by: Nermander on July 07, 2011, 12:24:46 pm
Shouldn't Linespacing be the default? (Maybe it already is?)

At least it's probably what most people would expect.