[Scribus] OpenOffice.org Support
Mon Jun 30 10:31:04 CEST 2003
On 26 Jun 2003 09:19:47 +0100
PFJ <paulf.johnson at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> > > > 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.
> > And where can I read the common answer? :-)
> discuss at openoffice.org may be a good start.
Paul, are you suggesting me to discuss Scribus's format in OOo's
> As for getting OOo doc files into Scribus, it shouldn't really be
> a problem. I had a chat with the OOo lads at the NIA bash on
> Tuesday night who became excited (to say the least) over the
> descriptions of Scribus - they did know what it was, but hadn't
> looked at it. As I had my laptop with me, they were able to see
> that the XML Scribus generates and that of OOo docs should really
> not be too hard to do. With any luck, the 1.1 release will have it
> in - lots has to be done before that...
Yes, writing an XSL for XSLT processing from <tag>text</tag> to
<newtag text="text"/> will be work for real men :)
> Another fun thing which happened was that I have had an email from
> someone at Quark who wanted to know how the Quark importer was
> going to work given it was closed (I think they wanted an
> admission of reverse engineering). While they were not exactly
> over the the moon with my reply, they didn't put up a bar on the
> development, but did request that the plugin is kept closed
> source. After about 5 seconds of thought though, the one word
> which cross my mind was naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :-)
I think, there are basically 5 formats whose support in Scribus
would be highkly aappreciated in future: OpenOffice.org, RTF, Quark,
InDesign and PageMaker. Last three also seem to provide support
for XML at the moment.
ALT Linux Documentation Team
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