[Scribus] Problems loading text into Scribus

David Bodwell mazbook
Mon Sep 10 00:18:07 CEST 2007

Thanks, Adreas and BOTH Craigs.  I haven't tried the v1.3.3.10svn yet, but Andreas' work around using HTML works quite well?IF you create the HTML document from a Microsoft Word .doc file, using Word, rather than from an OpenOffice.org .odt file using OpenOffice.orgWriter.  Both HTML file look good, but only the Word created one imports properly into Scribus.

Now, if there was some way to keep those footnotes on the correct page.  The final published version of the work is for popular reading and the general public does NOT flip to the back to read footnotes as the scholarly community does.

Thanks again,
David Bodwell
Editorial Mazatl?n

----- Original Message ----
From: Andreas Speck <andreas.speck at tiscali.co.uk>
To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2007 3:55:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] Problems loading text into Scribus

Hi David,

On Saturday 08 Sep 2007, David Bodwell wrote under the subject [Scribus] 
Problems loading text into Scribus:
DB> I'm very much of a newbie at this DTP stuff, but I'm pretty darn computer
 literate.  I have to admit that Scribus has absolutely stumped me. DB>
DB> All the documentation says that you can import OpenOffice.org text
 documents (.odt) directly into Scribus.  My problem is this:  I open a new
 Scribus document, insert a text box, them import my text file?so far, it
 works?but then when I go to that text box I find that ALL the text file is
 in the first page text box, all 40 pages of it!  No matter what I do, I
 can't seem to get this file onto multiple pages in Scribus, the way it is in
 the word processor.  HELP! DB>
DB> The second problem is that even if I COULD get it into multiple pages,
 Scribus strips ALL of the footnotes.  This is one I must be able to overcome
 to be able to use Scribus, as the text file I'm working with has numerous
 footnotes. DB>

If you don't mind having the footnotes as endnotes at the end of the document, 
my workaround is to save as HTML from OpenOffice, and import the HTML 
document into Scribus.

This way, all footnotes are correctly numbered at the end of the text.

DB> I'm sure that both these problems are due to my inexperience with DTP
 software, but I sure need answers. DB>
DB> Thanks,
DB> David Bodwell
DB> Editorial Mazatl?n


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