[scribus] unable to import images and text

Lars O. Grobe grobe at gmx.net
Wed Oct 8 10:51:21 CEST 2008

Hi Ermin,

first, the copy&paste stuff depends on the operating system and desktop 
environment. I guess you are using windows (as you use Office)? As JLuc 
wrote, Scribus can paste Text - but being a frames based DTP app, it can 
paste text (content) only into frames, not into an empty page.

It would be nice if you could give some more info on the problems 
imorting graphics - "does not work as I expectet" is not really specific 
for someone trying to help. Using SVG usually means some loss of 
information in our days, the format allows a lot and has an incredible 
feature set, so that most apps that import SVG actually support a 
subset. I expect this to improve, but at the moment it makes life a bit 
difficult. PS and EPS should work relieable with Scribus. Do track 
problems, open the Postscript files making trouble in Ghostscript (or 
GSView etc. to have a GUI). Scribus uses Gostscript to render 
Postscript, so files not displaying in GS won't do in Scribus neither. 
As far as I remember there are different options for exporting 
Postscript from Inkscape, try them...

At the moment I use PS for all my graphics, and in some rare cases (very 
dense hatches etc) convert them to pixel-based formats before placing them.

CU Lars.

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