[scribus] Scribus Styles

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Thu Apr 1 07:09:01 CEST 2010

> Submitted on 04/01/2010

>      Email Address: etkit1 at gmail.com

> I need to extract information from Scribus SLA files and store it in
> custom
> XML format.  I note that Scribus supports named styles. I tried
> flipping
> between two named styles on a text frame and found that the "CAB"
> of the ITEXT node changes.  However, it is not easily apparent to me
that the
> individual Style nodes have a unique numeric attribute which is
> referenced in CAB or elsewhere.  Where can I get detailed
> information on the Scribus XML format?
> p.s. - I am new to the world of DTP so forgive me if my questions
> naive.  Could someone clarify the following
> Scribus does not have the word processor concept of  a paragraph?
> Finally, more by way of an observation - it strikes me as being odd
> Scribus does not choose to group nodes such as  <STYLE> <COLOR>
> a
> parent node - logically called <STYLES> and <COLORS>.

This may, or may not be of some use to you


Note also http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Word_Processing_vs_DTP
I suspect it is fairly pointless comparing apples with oranges.
Nevertheless, in what way do you see a Word processor paragraph style
being lacking in Scribus?

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