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

Icy EyeG icy.dearchild
Sun Feb 3 00:26:12 CET 2008

That XSLT stylesheet came to mind (just like the ODF-OOXML translator), when
I first thought about this.
However, as I'm not a skilled programmer, I can't start a sister project
myself. That's why I posted this. ^_^b

On Feb 2, 2008 11:01 PM, Maciej Hanski <ma_han2000 at yahoo.de> wrote:

>  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.
> What about writing a nice XSL stylesheet and transforming these files
> (MHT, XHTML, INX, whatever) with a XSLT processor? I might be wrong, but
> this job could be done outside of Scribus and without engaging the
> sparse resources of the Scribus team.
> Maciej
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