[Scribus] Styles and Openoffice writer odt import

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Apr 8 00:10:14 CEST 2006

Am Freitag, 7. April 2006 23:40 schrieb Ian Malone:
> Pierre-Luc Auclair wrote:
> > My comment may pass as rude, but I have totally no idea since when apps
> > like Word and OpenOffice have been considered as layout applications.
> Who claimed they were?
> > They are just too weak to do anything more than setting text in bold and
> > text transport for people who don't have the knowledge to use real
> > layouting apps.
> This is why I was using scribus.
> > OTOH, I'm interested to know what you are working on with such a big
> > sheet size.
> Conference paper.
> > On Friday 07 April 2006 16:29, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> >>> It was an A0 poster; the font size is sufficiently large that it's
> >>> a pain to work with it in Writer. I suppose I could have changed
> >>> the page size and zoomed out in Writer, but then you're
> >>> starting to do the layout in Writer rather than Scribus.
> >>
> >> Hi Ian,
> >>
> >> I wonder why you are working in such a complicated way, but then I don't
> >> know your project.
> Partially because I wanted to experiment with scribus.  It also turns
> out to be useful to have the content split up into seperate text files
> so I can do things like give my supervisor parts to be incorporated in
> a presentation.
> >> If I were you, I wouldn't do any formatting in OO.o at all and create
> >> all the paragraph styles in Scribus instead, especially if I were "only"
> >> producing a poster. That way , I'd save myself a lot of trouble :)
> This is basically what I ended up doing in the end.  It is annoying
> though when you make a change in a source file, re-import it and
> have to assign all the styles again. The 'markup' is already present,
> it would have been nice to be able to make use of it.

But you can "map" existing styles to a Scribus style during import, once the 
style exists. Unless I'm totally wrong, you seem to expect some black 
magic ;).



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