[Scribus] Importing Character Styles?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Apr 19 01:19:23 CEST 2006

Am Mittwoch, 19. April 2006 00:10 schrieb Calum Polwart:
> OK - I thought I couldn't import in paragraph formatting? But I can...
> Am I supposed to be able to?
> A few months back I asked about trying to basically mailmerge a database
> but apply some formatting depending on the content.  The closest
> equivalent I can describe might be a catalogue listing with the desire
> to perhaps list new items in italics.
> It was specifically italics I wanted to import.
> Here's how I have achieved it: (not sure if all steps are necessary)
>       * The 'database' comes in excel.  So I apply all my basic
>         formatting and rules etc in OpenOffice - Calc, including
>         conditional formatting the italic items
>       * Save the sheet as HTML.
>       * Close the sheet (if you don't it seems to re-open the sheet in
>         Calc)
>       * Open the HTML file in writer
>       * Use TABLE / CONVERT --> Table to Text, delimit with tabs
>       * Save the file as an ODT file (I had to use EXPORT to do this)
>         [open document format]
>       * In scribus 'Get Text', Import the styles. --> I was asked to
>         match fonts for MS Serif and MS Serif Italic... so I matched
>         them... and I seem to have content that can then be tweaked in
>         scribus and includes italic font when needed, and tabs which can
>         then be positioned...
> I thought this was what others wanted to do the other day as well .. so
> thought I should explain my method... (using cvs)

Hi Calum,

sounds like an article for the Wiki, don't you think? So, if you don't 
mind ... :)


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