[scribus] Retaining italics when applying styles

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 21 02:35:27 CET 2010

On 02/20/2010 08:16 PM, David Burleigh wrote:
> Here is the procedure I'm following: I export a .odt document to .html
> format, so as to preserve the footnotes. Then I import this .html
> document into a text frame. It then appears in the text frame with font
> Ariel, and retains any italics that was used in the original .odt
> document. Then I apply the paragraph styles that I want to use for my
> layout, which use a different font, say Goudy Old Style, and the italics
> (or underlining, or superscripts, etc.) disappear. Isn't there a way to
> apply styles without losing these embedded renditions? It is very
> tedious to have to go over the text and re-italicize the words that were
> originally in italics.

What you might consider is trying a dual-method technique, where you 
import the bulk of your text using and ODT file, then html to catch the 
  footnotes. I haven't done this, so I don't know the nuts and bolts of 
it, but I would think it should be less work than redoing all the 
italicized text.


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