[Scribus] Problems loading text into Scribus

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Sep 11 02:25:08 CEST 2007

Am Montag, 10. September 2007 00:18 schrieb David Bodwell:
> 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.

Hi David,

it seems there's a misconception here. Actually, the way OO.o does it, is 
correct. In HTML, there's no such thing like a page break as you know it from 
word processors. Therefore, converting footnotes to endnotes is the ONLY way 
to handle them correctly. From a HTML "point of view", OO.o does it right, 
while Word screws up the HTML badly (as expected).

As others have noted, Scribus doesn't support footnotes yet (QuarkXPress 
doesn't either, unless you buy an extension). For the time being, use a word 
processor or a typesetting software like LaTeX or LyX.



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