Typesetting in LC -- Line Spacing

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 21:18:42 CET 2016



On 12/5/16 10:08 pm, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 12/5/16 1:19 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
>
>> Can we now control the line height above and below  the headlines in
>> this example… i.e. control over the baseline of a given line in
>> relation to the baseline of the previous line? i.e. variable spacing
>> between lines in the same field.
>
> It took me forever to find a definitive list, which I now know is 
> located in the LC 5.5 release notes. There really should be a lesson 
> or summary about this stuff.
>
> To control line spacing individually, you can set the field's 
> fixedLineHeight to true and its textheight to the smallest spacing 
> you'll need, and then use the "spaceAbove" and/or the "spaceBelow" 
> adjustments to manage specific lines.
>
> The "new-ish" field and text properties are very, very powerful and I 
> use them a lot. But if you don't know about them, it is almost 
> impossible to discover they exist. I only found them because I 
> remembered some new features were implemented, but I actually had to 
> open and read every release note going to back to 5.5 before I found 
> them.
>
> I wish there were a way to search all the release notes at once.
>

Surely one way to search all the release notes at once would be to
download them, copy the text out of them (all) into a socking greta text 
file
and . . .

Of course a clever person might work out a way to concatenate pdf files 
. . .

or cheat:

http://www.pdfmerge.com/

http://pdfjoiner.com/

https://www.maketecheasier.com/combine-multiple-pdf-files-with-pdftk/

http://www.pdfsam.org/

Richmond.



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