[Scribus] OpenOffice.org Support

Johannes Wilm j
Mon Jun 16 18:00:57 CEST 2003

On Monday 16 June 2003 17:41, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jun 2003 19:49:20 +0200
> Johannes Wilm <j at indymedia.no> wrote:
> > 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?
> Are you sure that KOffice team is switching to OOo format? :)

The plan seems to be that the next version of koffice will have complete 
lossless import and export filters to OO. Then after the next release one 
plans to ditch the koffice format in favor of the OO format. However, at 
another point of time it was discussed whether one instead should try to wait 
for the EU or German office-files specification as OO might switch to that 

> Actually, they just switched to zipped archive for xml-markuped
> files of a document -- the way it's implemented in OpenOffice.org.

Yes, that was the first step.

> OpenOffice.org's content.xml is based on subset of XSL-FO. Scribus
> has a similar print-oriented format, but there are few things in
> it that make such conversion more difficult.
> E.g. text is being written as argument to a tag., e.g.
> <ITEXT CAB="0" CCOLOR="Black" CSIZE="8" CH="some text" CSHADE="100"
> CSTYLE="0" CFONT="Nimbus Roman No9 L Medium" CEXTRA="2"/>
> In the XML world it would be more appropriate to make it this way:
> <texttag argument="value">some text</texttag>
> There also are no xml declaration and no DTD. The last point really
> makes me frustrated.

Yes, that is a common critique.

Johannes Wilm

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