[Scribus] Scribus Feature Requests and Discussion

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon May 24 12:01:24 CEST 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 06:30, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 16:05, Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Anyway, if there is anyway at least to support dynamic updating of RTF's
> > which contain style markup, or any plugins, this would be greatly
> > beneficial! I really want to have like 10 text files that other
> > individually maintain in CVS, and then one master Scribus document that
> > I can just hit update and the texts are changed in the master. This
> > would make design so much simpler!!! 
> This is something I, too, have been interested in. I haven't yet been
> able to figure out how it could work when the "story" file includes a
> headline, etc, though. Sure, the text could be updated ; but the DTP
> user would still need to re-style everything, possibly add or remove
> linked text boxes, etc.
> I suspect that to be most useful, such a feature would want an input
> markup that permitted some content to be flagged so it would be ignored.
> > I think Quark and Indesign have
> > this implemented in a similar manner.
> If Quark does it, I'd love to know how. Maybe it was added in Quark 5 or
> 6 (but that'd mean getting something for your upgrade money, so I'm not
> convinced), but all I have been able to find is the usual linked image
> ability.

There is a static RTF importer under development. Perhaps once this is
done, consideration can be put towards dynamic external file support.

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