[scribus] ms publisher, let's solve it once and forever

Ken Moffat kmoffat at modizzle.net
Wed Dec 22 19:43:32 CET 2010

On 12/22/2010 10:16 AM, John O'Sullivan wrote:
>>> Since we cannot run Publisher, and you still want it supported, we
>>> think that the best way would be for someone to temporarily join the
>>> project and start producing .pub files per request. What we need is
>>> someone with several hours a week of spare time, deep knowledge of MS
>>> Publisher and a licensed copy of the app to produce lots of files with
>>> slight changes so that we could figure out which bits contains what.
>> I don't have the deepest knowledge of MS Publisher. However, I do have
>> access to a licensed copy of MS Publisher 2007 on my desktop at work. It can
>> save files to Publisher 98, Publisher 2000 and Publisher 2007 formats.
>> I would be willing to generate some test documents to help with
>> reverse-engineering the formats so Scribus can import them.
> I offer some of my time with a registered copy of Publisher 2003 if that will
> help.  Given what has been said within other threads here, I'm not sure if older
> versions are that desirable.
> John O'Sullivan

I have access to Publisher 2007, and can give a bit of time after the 
new year to this very worthwhile project. I know little of Publisher, 
but am willing.


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