[Scribus] Text import using tags - any progress?

Riku Leino tsoots
Mon Apr 10 02:59:53 CEST 2006

Peter Barnes wrote:
> Personally I want to be able to import files with character styles but with
> tags instead of paragraph styles. In Windows and Pagemaker I found RTF
> provided the solution to this. I mapped each tag to a single keystoke in
> the word processor (WordPerfect) so that they could be inserted very fast.
> Unlike with paragraph styles, you can easily and quickly move tagged text
> around in a word processor document without the style disruption that
> occurs with paragraph styles. With Scribus I would be happy to import RTF
> or ODT (saved from OpenOffice) as long as I can also import the tags as
> above.

This fits quite well to the piping idea. Pipe the text from rtf/odt to the 
filter plugin where you can apply paragraph/character styles based on your 

> Having said that I want to import the character styles, that raises one
> comment. I have just started  trying to learn Scribus again and note that
> it has "proper" italic fonts. My OpenOffice has only the more common
> "imposed" italics. Are there any issues with importing these italics from
> OpenOffice to Scribus?
Text importer will recognize the italic used in OO.o and will try searching a 
true italic from the same family. If no such font is found importer will pop  
up a font replace dialog (just like with docs missing fonts).

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