This is instruction about how to make use of character and paragraph styles in Scribus. They are basically templates for text formatting. With them, you can make complex structures of text such as article layouts in a magazine. And with them, you have absolute control to modify them by one-click-for-all method. Imagine of using design templates in vector editor about how helpful they are.
- Character style is template for character. It contains font formatting, font color, horizontal scaling, vertical scaling, and baseline offset. It is suitable for title, a stand alone single character, and any text which contains just 1 line.
- Paragraph style is template for paragraph. It contains formatting for line spacing, alignment, tabulator/indentation, optical margins, minimum space width, and plus Character Style. It is suitable for text contents, story, articles, and any text which contains newline spaces.
- Without Styles: type text, open Properties (F2), format bold here and there, type again, format italic there, change earlier text, format line spacing then. Something happens, reformat every single thing. Messed up.
- With Styles: set a style > type whole text > select one style. Change some text > select one style.
The Examples of Them
How To Create Character Style
How To Create Paragraph Style
Create one more, name it My Quotation Paragraph. In the Properties tab, give Fixed Line value 30pt then Align Left then Indentation from the left/right: 20pt, first line of the paragraph: 0pt. At the Character Style tab, give it Oblique (Italic) font property.
Applying Character Style
Applying Paragraph Style
You can choose one whole text frame or one paragraph inside a text frame, choose Paragraph Style: My Quotation Paragraph.