Is it possible to set the underline thickness with Scribus?

I’m experiencing a strange behaviour with Scribus; I’m using version 1.5.1, I don’t know if it’s relevant but I’m under openSUSE.

I have noticed that when I try to underline the text, the thickness of the line is always the same, and does not scale up or down according to the text dimension, like it does on every other program that I know.

In example, this is what underlining does in LibreOffice Writer:
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And this is the same thing done in Scribus:
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As you can see the effect is much better when the line has more or less the same thickness of the letters. I’ve tried to change the font, but it happens every time.

Is this a feature or a bug? Is there an option somewhere to enable the scalable thickness? Or to manually set it to a fixed dimension of my choosing?


If you look closely at the “U” for underline, you would see that there’s a drop-down arrow as part of the button. If you click and hold the button, you will have two additional properties: “displacement” and “line width”. My screenshot tool doesn’t seem to want to capture that, but click and hold where the arrow is pointing….

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I would suggest experimenting with both of these to get exactly the type of line you want, which I suspect would be different according to the font you’re using.

Source : Link , Question Author : Sekhemty , Answer Author : Ananda Mahto

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