[Scribus] ughh... OpenOffice text document ??

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Oct 6 00:36:59 CEST 2005

Hi Stu,

> *** well right... it isn't very clear at all, except
> *** all these nice people replying :) As I
> *** mentioned, I was able to import an OO.o
> *** drawing file... but for me, this failed miserably...
> *** the connector lines were missing... the text
> *** blocks were reformatted and uneditable...
> *** I was beginning to think I had DREAMED
> *** about OO imports at all :)

OO.o Draw import is to be improved. You can check the bug tracker for 
the existing issues.

> *** I will be extremely happy IF my OO docs
> *** can be imported...

Don't expect this anytime soon. And I don't think it makes much sense, 
at least with respect to complete word processor files. You do the 
formatting (except paragraph and in the future paragraph styles) in your 
page layout software. That's what it's for.

> to me, it is something
> *** easier to write in the OpenOffice as a
> *** word processor...

It is strongly recommended to do that, especially for longer texts.

> while I certainly favor
> *** Scribus as a DTP app... so, Im happy if
> *** this works out now, and thanks again to
> *** all who reply.

Well, it works fine. Just do as described by Craig, Riku and me. It's no 
sorcery, only a few mouse clicks.



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