[Scribus] Importing Text

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Sep 6 21:00:03 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 06 September 2005 18:54, James Gilmore wrote:
> I've been putting together a booklet, but I've run into an irritation, and
> I wanted to share it so possibly it could be addressed in the future. I've
> been trying to import preformatted text for a dictionary/glossary where the
> word is bold and the definition is not. Scribus only seems to support
> importing text formatting on a line-by-line basis, which is not good for my
> purposes. I've tried pasting the text, importing the text from OpenOffice,
> and from HTML(with CSS tags, which was the original format), all with
> limited or no success. In fact, Scribus crashes with a Signal 11 when
> attempting to import text from OpenOffice 2.0. I've been using the CVS
> snapshot on Ubuntu Breezy, as well as the stable build on a separate
> machine running Ubuntu Hoary.

OO.org should import ok. I think there is a crash issue in the bug tracker 
now, once thats fixed, it should be ok. HTML+CSS is not currently supported, 
but older style HTML formatted text is.

> I want to applaud the developers for a great program. It keeps getting
> better all the time. I hate to complain about Scribus at all, because it is
> (in my humble opinion) one of the best open source projects ever. But I
> would like to see more options for importing text, particularly XML, HTML
> with CSS, and of course, I'd like to be able to import OpenOffice 2.0
> files. That, or even the ablity to use regular expressions to format text
> within Scribus would help immensely.

You can use regexp with the text filter importer.

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