[scribus] noob text format question
john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Apr 14 15:52:16 CEST 2010
On Tuesday 13 April 2010 19:01:24 Alison Saylor wrote:
> hmm, sounds like good information but i'm afraid i don't know what a
> pdflatex file is nor a .tex file.
TeX (note spelling) is the oldest Desk Top Publishing program still in use.
It has several variations, all included in the TeX package. One popular one
today is pdflatex. If you have Open Office installed and TeX installed then
you can export a document from OO Writer in a format suitable for pdflatex.
The extension on the the file will be ".tex".
The command to convert this file (for example foo.tex) to a pdf document
All the formatting will be preserved. I just created a "Hello World" 5.5
x 8.5 in document in OO Writer, exported it as a LaTeX2e document
"testtest.tex" and then ran:
Then I inspected the document in Acrobat Reader. The entire process took
only a minute or two. That's the quickest way home if you are totally
satisfied with the structure of your original document.
If you want to play with it however you can export it odt form, then
import the .odt file into Scribus. Scribus is easier to learn than the
LaTeX variety of TeX by a considerable amount.
OO Writer > foo.tex
pdflatex foo.tex > foo.pdf
OO Writer > foo.odt
Scribus (import foo.odt) >foo.pdf
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