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

Celso Junior celsojr2007
Mon Nov 26 14:09:29 CET 2007

Since OpenOffice is open .... err... [circle redundance detected]

Just let every one install OpenOffice \o/ so the problem is solved!!

Problems with layout comes within different versions of word it self, so 
just let everyone step in a common ground and use OpenOffice....

[entusiastic mode off]

Kirk Tirakian escreveu:
> 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  
> versa.
> Kirk
> 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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