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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: khaled on April 24, 2020, 03:38:00 pm

Title: Right Tabulation issue
Post by: khaled on April 24, 2020, 03:38:00 pm
Hello,

Could help me solve my question please. I'm using scribus 1.5.5 on mac os, I'm getting this issue.
When trying to crate a new Paragraph style, I can't choose the right position in the Tabulation and indentation menu. The select box is grey and inactive. The only choice is Left position. Any help please.
Title: Re: Right Tabulation issue
Post by: utnik on April 25, 2020, 01:29:50 am
hi khaled

when you click at a position on the ruler, scribus will place a left tab there. as long as this tab is selected, you can change its type (left, right, middle, period, comma) and its position, or define a fill character.
as long as there is no tab, all those options are grayed out.

utnik
Title: Re: Right Tabulation issue
Post by: khaled on April 25, 2020, 02:12:22 pm
thank you utnik, the menu is unlocked now, but still have the issu with the right indentation even with the option right set in the menu. In all the cases, the first line paragraph indentation is always set to left for my arabic text. I'm supposed to get the indentation to the right with arabic script. Please could you help?
Title: Re: Right Tabulation issue
Post by: utnik on April 25, 2020, 02:20:13 pm
hi khaled

i have no experience with right-to-left text settings – sorry!
the rtl implementation might even not be complete at the moment…

utnik
Title: Re: Right Tabulation issue
Post by: a.l.e on April 26, 2020, 04:52:04 pm
hi khaled

as far as i can tell, in the current code you still have to set the indent on the left but -- for RTL -- it will be applied on the right.

but there seems to be a bug (you can work around it, but your text will break when the bug will be fixed).

all in all, for arabic you should probably try to use a scribus version that is as new as possible.

ciao
a.l.e