[Scribus] OpenOffice.org Support

Johannes Wilm j
Sun Jun 15 19:49:20 CEST 2003

As koffice (and abiword) will be switching to the OO-format and they need 
extensions for some things wouldn't make sense switching the scribus-format 
to OO as well? As it probably needs some extensions one could simply give the 
siles a different extension and then one might get the OO-team to incorporate 
the extensions at some point of time.

Johannen Wilm

On Sunday 15 June 2003 19:19, Peter Linnell wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-06-15 at 13:07, Michael Hopcroft wrote:
> > 	I don't have my copy of Scribus running yet, so this may seem like a
> > premature and/or impertinent question.
> > 	I'm a Linux user who is using OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 as my word
> > processor. I'm pretty sure Scribus can import Word files,
> It can't. Be advised, Sun and the Open Office team have spent a
> considerable amount of time developing these filters. Word > OO & OO
> >Word. I think they have done a remarkable job.
> MS Word file formats are internally very messy and even Word has
> problems crossing different versions at times. IMNSHO developing an
> import filer for Word would be a complete waste of developer time. Word
> files can bring a lot of ugly baggage when importing to other apps.
> >  a format to
> > which OpenOffice.org saves. However, it's native file format is much
> > easier to work with. It also appears to be the default Linux word
> > processor in most distros. What I'd like to know 9either while or before
> > I install Scribus) is whether the program has any support whatsoever for
> > OpenOffice.org's native file format or whether I would need to save to a
> > different format to import the file into Scribus.
> Save as a text file - which can have custom encodings in the latest Beta
> of OO.
> Import as text, which in Scribus 0.9.11 can read custom encodings.
> This will support text in encodings other than 8859-1, like CE and
> Russian.
> As for an OO import filter, this would be much easier as a.) It is well
> documented and b. there is now an XML export in OO 1.1 beta. c. Source
> code for OO is available.
> Hope that helps,
> Peter

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