[Scribus] import ps file as *real* text

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Mar 16 01:51:47 CET 2006

Am Donnerstag, 16. M?rz 2006 01:45 schrieb Steven Boothe:
> Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> > 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.
> Ah quite right. Still, would you not consider it in the list with
> Framemaker and CorelPublisher as being a nice GUI for creating longer
> Scientific / Technical documents?

Hi Steve,

of course I would. It's just not a WYSIWIG editor. And compared to LaTeX, LyX 
is somewhat limited. Don't get me wrong. I love LyX, I even contributed to 
the German docs, but it's very different from FrameMaker or CorelPublisher.



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