[scribus] text formatting - further help needed!

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 21:44:45 CEST 2010

yes, have all three thank you!  i'm doing what i should be doing
according to the instructions.  that's what's especially perplexing
about it.  thanks though!

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 April 2010 14:07:46 Alison Saylor wrote:
>> 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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> Did you buy the Scribus Manual? I find that a big help for me. There are
> also some good things in the wiki and in the tutorials.
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