[Scribus] Easy way to convert Publisher files using the MHT format

avox avox
Sat Feb 2 22:04:00 CET 2008

Icy EyeG wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm new to Scribus, so I don't know if anyone has talked about this or
> not.
> I love the program, but one thing I'd like to have would be an easy
> convertion of Publisher (2003/2007) files. I already saw that you don't
> intend to port proprietary formats (and I do understand the reasons).
> However, I think that no one talks about the fact that Publisher also
> saves
> files in MHT format. The 2003 and 2007 editions (at least) can edit these
> MHT files, as if they were regular PUB files, because all the style
> information is saved in HTML tags and metadata (most of it localized
> between
> the <head></head>). As a MHT file is easily edited in a text editor and
> Scribus uses a XML-like format (and, for what I understand HTML support is
> on the roadmap), wouldn't it be easier to add a "Publisher MHT file
> import"
> function, instead of a "Publisher PUB file import" function?
> The users would still have to convert their PUB files one by one to the
> format, but it would be a huge improvement to increase the popularity of
> Scribus.
> Please tell me what you think.

Do you have a link to a specification of the MHT file format?
There are large differences between different XML formats, so there is no 
guarantee that it will be possible to translate MHT to Scribus or vice

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