[Scribus] Ideas on collaboration

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Wed Jun 22 19:08:15 CEST 2005

Marvin Dickens wrote:

>Hello Everybody,
>I have found this thread interesting. What I'd like to see
>is more of a general feature. It would support and further
>collaboration, but would have other uses. Specifically, I'd like to 
>see a tool within scribus that did the following:
>Strips out text, photos and graphics from OpenOffice docs
>into 3 separate and distinct files types.
This all seems quite interesting.
What you are suggesting is a "modular" approach.  SLA files are already 
modular in the sense that, for images anyway, all you really have is a 
reference to an image file, rather than embedding of the image.

What one could envisage is something analogous to classes or functions, 
in which a class or a function might simply denote a reference to a text 
or image or other object.  The problem with text using this approach is 
that the ASCII part of the text may be straightforward, but within that 
you may have changes in font type, size, style, etc that cannot be saved 
in the text file as Scribus is currently implemented.  Once again, 
markup rears its (ugly?) head.


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