[Scribus] Text import using tags - any progress?

Peter Barnes scribus
Mon Apr 10 18:04:23 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Riku Leino" <tsoots at gmail.com>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Text import using tags - any progress?
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 13:18:14 +0300
> Peter Barnes wrote:
> > When you say "Pipe the text from rtf/odt to the filter plugin" do you mean
> > that Scribus would  do this or that it is something I will have to program
> > myself? I have no programming knowledge!
> Scribus will do it for you. You'll need to let Scribus know that you want also
> filter the imported text and then you'll need to make your filter in somewhat
> similar way it's now done with plain text filters. Like I wrote in the plan
> the text importer api will make possible two types of plugins file format
> importers and filter type plugins working on the imported text and it's style
> definitions. The work I'm gonna do (at first) includes the api, rtf and odt
> importers and text and style filter for S&R, style remapping and formatting
> based on tags.

Riku, This sounds great! Thanks for being willing to do all the work. Scribus is going to be more flexible than the proprietary DTP programs. Users will be able to do what they want, rather than what a software company wants them to do.


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