[scribus] noob text format question

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 17:33:23 CEST 2010

thank you for explaining that to me.  i do need to change the
formatting once it's in the text box to design the page it's on so a
pdf version would do, but it's good to know what the other options
are.  and now i know what the 'OO' file extension is.  it had popped
up a couple times when i was first using Scribus and confused me, so
nice to know.  thanks for your help!

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 6:52 AM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> 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
> will be
> pdflatex foo.tex.
> 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:
> pdflatex testtest.tex
> 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.
> In summary
> OO Writer > foo.tex
> pdflatex foo.tex > foo.pdf
> or
> OO Writer > foo.odt
> Scribus (import foo.odt) >foo.pdf
> Your choice.
> --
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