[scribus] Big thanks and a question about styles

Niklaus Giger niklaus.giger at member.fsf.org
Sun Mar 15 18:01:48 CET 2009


We are editing a small quarterly newletter for our village here in the Swiss 
mountains, It is 28 to 32 pages A5 in German. Since last June I use the 
Scribus for this task and really like it and I would like to use this 
opportunity to thank everybody who contributed to the Sribus project.

My workflow is usually the following. We collect contributions (text and 
photos) from 5 to 15 different contributors. As we cannot impose any common 
style sheet for Word or whatever word processor they use, I always pasted the 
text into kate (I could have used vim) to remove any trace of the 
contracting/confusing/inconsitent styles the contributions have.

For each article I add a text box and paste in the text. Then I have a few 
styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, Standard, Editorial, etc) which I manually apply 
to different paragraphs. If needed I apply some bold/italic or other manual 
formatting if needed.

This workflow worked fine for me for the last issue (November 08). I recompiled 
using the latest SVN sources (after r13290
#6989 : applying styles to text imported via "Get text" doesn't take effect
Applying a named paragraph style now reset direct formatting applied to 

But I still have the problem that the style chosen is only used for the 
paragraphs (line spacing, identation, tabs and the like) but that the 
associated character style (e.g. font, size) does not change when I select 
another style in the text box.

There I think one should not yet close the bug 6889. Or did I missed 

I am running Debian/GNU-LInux lenny with some unstable packages.

Best regards

Niklaus Giger
Wieshoschet 6
CH-8753 Mollis
+41  (0)55 612 20 54 P
+41  (0)55 618 64 68 G

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