[scribus] text formatting - further help needed!

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Apr 14 23:15:26 CEST 2010

Am Mittwoch, 14. April 2010 20:07:46 schrieb Alison Saylor:
> 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!

You can only load plain text files into the Story Editor.ODT and SXW files are 
zipped XML files, so everything you see when you "load" such a file into the 
Story Editor is the beginning of the binary.

To load an ODT/SXW file, right-click on the text frame and select "Get Text".



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