[Scribus] scribus to word. Caution on OpenOffice to MS Word

Kirk Tirakian kirktalon
Mon Nov 26 14:47:43 CET 2007

OpenOffice is it is a nice cheap office suite
if you want to read the letter Auntie wrote you with her genuine MS Word
or the spreadsheet from your favorite club's annual financial statement.
However, I have experienced creating a more complex layout than a  
simple letter
and the elements DID NOT stay in exactly the same place and/or size  
in OpenOffice
as they were in MS Word. So I would stay in a like to like mode if  
you are collaborating with
others to make a newsletter or some other print item. MS Word is a  
hair pulling experience by itself
that will only get worse if you are doing Word to OpenOffice or vice  

On Nov 26, 2007, at 7:42 AM, avox wrote:

> Eddie-58 wrote:
>> Hi
>> I currently produce a news letter in word, but I am trying to swap to
>> using open source program's.
>> The problem is that at the other end the people who turn it into a
>> printed newsletter only use word.
>> Having discovered Scribus, I would be interested to know if there  
>> is any
>> way I can export to a word format .
> Scribus is a page layout program that makes it easy to arrange text  
> and
> graphics for the printed version. Word is a wordprocessor, and  
> horrible for
> doing any layout work.
> If others insist on using word for final layout, make sure that you  
> will not
> be involved in the layout process and use OpenOffice to prepare  
> your texts.
> If you care about the emotional well-being of the ones doing the  
> layout,
> convince them to use Scribus.
> /Andreas
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