[Scribus] import ps file as *real* text

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Mar 16 01:38:46 CET 2006

Am Donnerstag, 16. M?rz 2006 01:31 schrieb Steven Boothe:
> Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 16. M?rz 2006 01:05 schrieb Mayeul KAUFFMANN:
> >>> 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.
> >>
> >> Thanks for your rapid answer !
> >> I have retried the way you say on two simple pages. Unfortunately,
> >> footnotes get placed in the main text frame. Cross references are
> >> transformed into plain text (not dynamic anymore). These 2 shortcomings
> >> make it impractical to work on a scientific book in OOo form into
> >> scribus, unless I missed something. So my question on *real* text
> >> remains... Regards
> >> Mayeul
> >
> > Hi Mayeul,
> >
> > one thing you discovered is that Scribus isn't the right tool for
> > scientific publications (yet). The emphasis of DTP software is magazines,
> > newspapers, flyers etc. For scientific publications, LaTeX is still the
> > first choice, or, if you want to work the WYSIWIG way, FrameMaker or
> > CorelPublisher.
> I thought LyX was also an equally viable WYSIWIG tool in this category
> no? Even more so since it is Free Open Source Software. Of course it is
> also available for win32 now too...

Actually, LyX is no WYSIWIG tool. I think the LyX team would be quite upset if 
their program was called "WYSIWIG". They specifcally call their approach 
"WYSIWYM" (What you see is what you mean). LyX is just a more comfortable way 
of using LaTeX.

> I hope that helps too.
> Steven

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