[scribus] text formatting - further help needed!

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 20:07:46 CEST 2010

Hello All!  Thank you very much for all the responses I got.
Unfortunately, I am still stuck.  I am still trying, without success,
to open documents into text boxes in Scribus.  the documents are
emailed to me in Word.  I downloaded OpenOffice and converted the
document into a .odt file.  when i try and open it in the text box the
initials 'PK' appeared and nothing else.  cutting and pasting the text
eliminates the formatting.  i'm perplexed because this is a process
i've done hundreds of times successfully when i was using Scribus for
Ubuntu on my last computer, but now that I am on a MAC no dice.

I really, really appreciate the help I've gotten so far, so many of
you have been very generous.  I think the help I need at this point is
very, very basic.  the concepts underlying these issues are very much
beyond my knowledge base, so 99% of the comments and responses on the
listserv I cannot unfortunately put to use.  what i need is advice
along the lines of 'click on this icon, then choose x from the drop
down menu'.  here's what i am currently doing to try and get the files
into the DTP:  clicking on the text box.  clicking on the 'edit text'
icon. then clicking on the 'load from file' icon in the story box.
any ideas about what i might be doing wrong?  thank you so much in
advance for any help!

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