[Scribus] Another happy user

Aaron aamehl
Mon Oct 3 04:08:48 CEST 2005

My 2 cents
Since we are I think talking xml, why not instead of a specific convetor
for Open Office make a plugin that lets you map styles.

Then any xml format and by extension non-xml can be imported Epic editor
has had such a feature for years.

If this was implemented as a feature outside the main gui, it could
become useful for applications besides Scribus.

I think this is just a frontend to xsl to let non xml people map tag=tag
from one language to another.

btw maybe such a gui frontend already exists?
This concept would place scribus in a good position so that it could
work with framemaker docs, Ms word docs (rtf or rtf converted to xml or
isn't the latest version of word also xml based?) It could even help
with many other interoperational conversions.

What I mean in plain terms is a conversion application from
documentation formats to and from other documentation formats. Including
Docbook and Tei etc.


On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 02:29 +0200, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Hi Johan,
> > Yeah, I used those features when importing, but what I'd really like is 
> > the ability to say "Style X in the OpenOffice doc should be mapped to 
> > Scribus style Y, and any inline formatting should be kept (or 
> > removed)".
> What you are suggesting is a more sophisticated importer, if I 
> understand correctly. Please feel free to file a bug report with a 
> detailed description of what you need. More advanced features will 
> probably be possible with the new file format.
> > I'm probably being a little nitpicky here, but when you have 
> > a lot of different docs from a lot of different sources, and you're 
> > trying to unify the look of your publication, consolidating styles is a 
> > must.
> I absolutely agree with you, but from my experience it makes much sense 
> to do this either in OO.o *before* importing or in scribus *after* 
> importing. OO.o's use of templates and styles is excellent, so you 
> should think about doing the major text work in OO.o and the layout in 
> Scribus.
> Cheers,
> Christoph
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