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Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby seans_potato_biz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:45 am

I'm trying to make a figure using the same proportions as one I made in the past but I'm having difficulty with text line spacing. When I reduce the size of the text, the line spacing stays the same and cannot be reduced.

Inkscape 0.92, Win 7

This is what the original looks like:
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This is the new version after copying and pasting:
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This is the new version after changing the font size:
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This is the new version after changing the line spacing to 1.25 with no units like the original:
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby oskay » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 am

I'm afraid that this is a known bug in Inkscape 0.92.0. Inkscape 0.92.1 is available now, and may resolve this issue for you.

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:44 am

Unfortunately Inkscape 0.92.1 doesn't seem to be any different. Exactly what is the bug (so I can maybe find a way around it) behaviour? The problem is happening in new Inkscape documents created with Inkscape 0.92.1, not just old ones opened with 0.92.1.
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby brynn » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:11 am

From what I've read on the mailing list, the developers hope to have it fixed for the next bug-fix release (0.92.2). There's a chance it might be fixed in the development version, but I haven't seen any comments to that effect.

Sometimes you can fix the spacing from the line space setting (on the control bar). But there are also reports that it doesn't stay fixed.

Let's see if I can find the bug report.....

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby brynn » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:13 am

Oh, good news! It says Fix Committed.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1663075

That means there's a good chance it's fixed in the dev version.

Edit
Well, milestone says 0.93. But I know I've seen discussions about releasing 0.92.2 before 0.93. So I'm not sure about that....

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby Moini » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:26 am

Actually, it's fixed already.
If you open an old Inkscape file from 0.48.5 or earlier with Inkscape 0.92.1, it will fix the line spacing automatically on opening.
This is what the linked report is about.

The issue here might be a different one, not sure.
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby brynn » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:43 am

Hhm? Oh you're right, now that I test it! My bad (I just took seans' word for it before.)

But I wonder what's up with the bug report milestone?

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:50 pm

I don't know what you guys are talking about but whatever issue I'm facing is not fixed; in the image below, those are consecutive lines but they're spaced out so much you'd think there are lines inbetween. Setting "spacing between baselines" to 0 does nothing at all.

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi SPB,

Please share an example file, and we can get a better idea about what's happening.

EDIT: actually, please provide original and resulting files.
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby seans_potato_biz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:17 am

Like I said, this problem is not happening to me from opening old files; it's happening in a new file with pasted text; there is no 'original file' I can provide. I can provide this example though (in the above screenshot): https://www.dropbox.com/s/evynj2urcsfnx ... e.svg?dl=0
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:49 am

Ja, I got the impression that there was an original source when I read "copied and pasted"...

Maybe it doesn't matter:
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby seans_potato_biz » Sat May 27, 2017 12:51 am

Hey tylerdurden, I have no idea what you did but it works; thanks!
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby brynn » Sat May 27, 2017 7:59 pm

I ran into this yesterday, for the first time. Previously, I could fix the line spacing just by changing the value. But yesterday, the text would not change, even though it was showing the value I set in the spinbox.

Since in the past, certain problems have been fixed by using a new layer, I thought I'd try it, what the heck. So when I moved the text to a new layer, I changed the line spacing, and the text behaved. Then I moved it back into the original layer.

I'm not sure if it was just a fluke, or if it's a dependable workaround?

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby adotm » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:44 am

Not sure if this bug has since been addressed somewhere else, but I'm still seeing this behavior:

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This is what happens if I create a new text box that includes a newline and then change the font size. Modifying the line spacing does nothing.

I'm on Inkscape 0.92.3 (2405546, 2018-03-11).

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby Moini » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:16 am

Please also upload a screenshot of your text tool controls bar with the text selected. Then we can tell you which buttons to click on.
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:35 am

@ adotm :

Maybe you have seen the release notes:

http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php ... /0.92#Text

Line spacing in particular.
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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby brynn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:05 pm

Omgoodness, that line spacing info in the release notes could not be more confusing!

It starts with saying the way Inkscape used to handle line spacing "is the most commonly expected behavior" and then it goes on to explain how it works now. One wonders why we would want to change it from the most commonly expected behavior. And too bad there's no way to get the old behavior back. And honestly.....I know I'm getting older but I do have a 5 year Bachelor of Science degree, and I can't make much sense of that info.

I get the first and last bullet info, but the middle one - yikes! If that's how Inkscape text is going to work from now on, I suggest that info needs to be in a manual, in addition to release notes. Especially those 4 boxes on the right side, which seem to say more than the text.

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 pm

More detailed information is in the linked article : "CSS Text Line Spacing Exposed".

http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?p=1632
Have a nice day.

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Re: Unable to reproduce line spacing of previous file

Postby Moini » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 am

... and don't worry, there's going to be a skull in the next Inkscape version... for the most dangerous setting. Which is default... (WTF?) (This was sarcasm...)
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