[Scribus] v1.3.4 How to import a list - keeping italic formatting

Calum Polwart scribus
Tue Mar 25 22:36:30 CET 2008

Having Two difficulties doing something I used to be able to do.

I have a list - which has been derived from an SQL database, via 
OpenOffice Calc to tidy up some fields, and merge some data together,  
OOCalc does a merge of two fields (only one will ever have data in it) 
into one and then uses Conditional Formatting to put data from Column B 
in italics so you know its not the data from Column A.  Anyway - crazy 
as that might seem I have a series of data (it'll run over 8 pages in 
the end) which having manipulated in OOCalc, I put into OOText and 
convert to text from table, with tabs as separators...

I then import that into Scribus (via OO Import Tool) and it kindly keeps 
the data in italics in italics and the rest as it was... However the 
style is complete nonsense... all this is exactly how it used to be in 

So then I select all and apply my style called TabbedList.  Nothing 
happens - my italics font stays italics, but the text stays wrong size, 
no tab marks etc.  So I click the paintbrush next to the paragraph style 
on the properties box - and bingo - my new style is applied... BUT - it 
wipes the italics... what am I missing.

Second thing is it does this on the first text box - but then drags text 
from the second box up - to which it applies no cleaning up...

You guys have got me stumped... please don't say 'you'll need to 
manually apply the italics one by one - I'll have to scream!'

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