[scribus] Opening MS Publisher files
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 6 05:22:06 CEST 2010
On 07/22/2010 06:05 AM, Keith Abraham wrote:
> Pardon me if no one has mentioned this before but why don't you tell
> your MS Publisher users to send you their files in .ps or .eps format?
> MS Publisher can do it i.e. "File -> Save As" (or it could the last time
> I looked). Most users don't know you can do that and when you tell them
> they're surprised and get the satisfaction that they've learn something.
> There are plenty of postscript converters/viewers around (for free if
> you use Linux/FreeBSD).
> I don't know how good MS Publisher is at producing postscript files from
> complex layouts but I've had no problem with the .ps files user's have
> sent me.
Actually Scribus linux 22.214.171.124svn1 (Ghostscript 8.71) can open .ps
files exported from Publisher 6.5. Scribus windows 126.96.36.199 (Ghostscript
8.71) can as well, but both have issues opening a 3 fold page
double-fold (created in Publisher/PageMaker) and of course opens 2nd
page of the .ps flip page reversed (mirrored image) and oriented
incorrectly. Header text is missing, etc., etc., yet if I open the .ps
in a standard document viewer it displays just fine. Perhaps I'm
exporting incorrectly? How do you propose to edit modify that?
Exporting to pdf, opening in Inkscape & exporting as svg & then
importing to Scribus works better to some extent. Unfortunately every
line in the imported svn is a single frame, so that's pretty much
impossible to work with as well.
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 provided a utility to convert Publisher (98)
(MSPConv.exe) and Quark (QXConvrt.exeO files to PageMaker .P65 files (I
don't have any more recent versions) and that utility still works _very_
well. I wonder if it would be possible to do the same with a Scribus
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