[scribus] Opening MS Publisher files

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sat Aug 7 14:12:19 CEST 2010

hi trevor,

> > The problem with exporting the file to Postscript is that the text
> > structure has gone. All one is left with are instruction of how to
> > make marks on a display surface (be that screen or paper).
> > Postscript is essentially a final-form version of the document. My
> > requirement is to extract the text and markup from a Publisher and
> > import it into Scribus (or any one of dozen text analysis tools)
> > for further processing.
> so your problem seems to be to extract the text and markup from ms
> publisher.
> on the scribus side, once you have the text in a file with some
> coherent markup, there is no problem in reading it!


if you can export the text from ms publisher to rtf or doc you will be able to read it with open office, save it as .odt and import it into scribus while keeping all the formats publisher could export (well, most of them).


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