[scribus] Opening MS Publisher files

jwminer at accessvt.com jwminer at accessvt.com
Tue Aug 10 22:05:28 CEST 2010

On the topic of how to get Publisher files into Scribus, I think
Trevor has to tell his friends who send him their Publisher files
that he can't open those files, does not have a program that opens
Publisher files, and will not spend hundreds for a computer and OS
that could handle those files.

When I was putting out newsletters, I made it clear that only TXT
and DOC submissions would be considered. Just about everyone on
every platform can create TXT and DOC files. You don't need
Microsoft Word in order to produce a DOC file. So if someone wants
to submit a file for publication, they simply MUST learn how to get
a file into an acceptable format. As the saying goes, it's not
rocket science, generally File menu, Save as and find the format in
the list, or File menu, Export and find the format in the list.

It's pretty standard practice to specify that only certain file
formats are acceptable. The burden is on the producer of the files,
not the one receiving them and certainly not on the developers of
Scribus or any other DTP program to accommodate them.
--Judy M.

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