[Scribus] import ps file as *real* text

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Mar 15 23:44:15 CET 2006

Am Mittwoch, 15. M?rz 2006 23:24 schrieb Mayeul KAUFFMANN:
> Hello,
> When importing a .ps file that contain some text, each letter is
> transformed into a vector drawing.
> This is not big problem for a 1 or 2 page document. However, I have to
> import the book (c. 350 pages) I wrote in OpenOffice.org to do some
> editing, so the file will be definitely too big if each letter is
> transformed to a drawing (moreover, editing the text itself will be
> uneasy). I cannot import the OOo file directly since I have too many
> graphs and diagrams (about 100), that presumably won't be imported.
> Maybe it is currently not possible, in which way i would be happy to
> know (to stop looking for a solution !)
> I have tried to import several ps files (generated by scribus, kword,
> Inkscape, OOo...) with no success.
> I have scribus 1.3.3cvs, GhostScropt 8.53 on Ubuntu Breezy (Gnome).

Hi Mayeul,

your approach is a bit ... uhmm unusual, and to be honest, I dont think you 
will do yourself a favour if try to continue that way.

If I were you, I would store my OO.o Writer file without any graphs and 
diagrams and import the text into Scribus. As for the image files, they are 
better stored separately and then imported into Scribus. This gives you 
_much_ more control over your layout in Scribus.
> Many thanks for any help,
> Mayeul



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