[Scribus] Some questions:

John R. Culleton john
Sat Dec 30 16:29:44 CET 2006

On Friday 29 December 2006 22:08, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 2006/12/29, Plinnell <mrdocs at scribus.info>:
> > On Friday 29 December 2006 22:12, John R. Culleton wrote:
> [snip]
> > 4. Scribus seems to treat each carriage return as the start of a
> >
> > > new paragraph. How do I merge these lines together into a single
> > > paragraph in story editor?
> In effect, each carriage return is a paragraph. This is expected. If you
> mean that each line of a given paragraph has a paragraph break, this must
> depend on the file of origin, how it was set. You can ask the author to let
> the computer take care automatically of the line breaks. A bit of
> discussion to make sure everybody in the workflow understands the work of
> the person downstream.
> To get rid of those annoying returns you'll have to edit the file of origin
> first and then import it into Scribus.
Ultimately that is what I did.
> Another way of doing that would be to perform a "search & replace"
> throughout the Scribus document. If you are lucky, chances are the author
> has put 2 carriage returns to define a paragraph and one only for each
> line. Then, you could perform a "search & replace" using the following
> technique:
> 1. Look for 2 carriage returns (or, if you wish, the "paragraph carriage
> returns") and replace them with a sequence of characters that are unlikely
> to be found in that text such as "qqq" or "zzz" or anything you can think
> of (test before or keep a back-up file of your text). This will prevent
> step 2 to crunch all your paragraph breaks.
> 2. Look for 1 carriage return and replace it with a space. This will take
> care of every carriage return that was put at the end of each line. No more
> of them in that text.
> 3. Look for the string you put in no. 1 ("qqq" or "zzz" or anything else)
> and replace it by a carriage return.
> You'll end up with carriage returns only for paragraph. With the help of
> Stylesheet Scribus lets you define whether the first line has to be
> indented, or if there is to be more space between each paragraph, etc.
> > > 5. A new customer sends me files in a Mac-only format with the
> > > suffix  .cwk. Will my Linux Scribus import such files?
> >
> > What creates .cwk files. Doubtful if Scribus imports directly.
> Correct. Scribus cannot import .cwk files.
> .cwk files are the proprietary format of Apple's Claris Works or
> AppleWorks. AFAIK, this format cannot be read by OpenOffice nor Scribus.
> The simplest way to be able to work with those files would be to ask the
> author to save them as .rtf or .txt or even .doc so you could import them
> in OpenOffice and save them as OO.org files which in turn can be used by
> Scribus.

I did something like the above, but not involving Open Office. That might be a 
safer place to edit than Gvim, which by default puts "real" line breaks at 
each wrap-around point. It is early in the project and I can start all over. 
Yes indeed it does. 
> Louis
> Peter
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