[Scribus] lively debate

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Jan 11 18:42:22 CET 2004

On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 18:38, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Steve Herrick wrote:
> > Quoting Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>: 
> >   
> > 
> >>It would seem there could be some kind of cake-and-eat-it-too solution  
> >>to this, such as having each text box link to an external file, and  
> >>retain that link, so that you could save from the text box to an  
> >>external file, or reload from the file to the text box. 
> > 
> >  
> > The problem I see with this is, where would you store information like kerning, font, size, 
> > linespacing, etc.? In the original file, or in a Scribus file? 
> >  
> > Steve 
> I see what you mean, but emacs could certainly handle all the tags even 
> if they were exported to a text file. It would sort of amount to having 
> a more digestible .sla mini-file.
> It could also lead, perhaps, to a better visual design of .sla files. 
> Right now, they're obviously not generated to be easily read by humans, 
> with all the tags smashed together and the use of "^E" for carriage 
> return mixed in with the text.

We expect to be bringing new features after 1.2 that will bring about
changes to the .sla file format. This will also bring in an easier to
read, more "XML-based" format (which is a point to note for those that
have asked in the past about format DTDs etc).

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