[scribus] Importing program text.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Mar 27 01:59:51 CET 2010

On Friday 26 March 2010 17:09:26 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/26/2010 05:50 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> > I want to import computer  program text using a monospaced font and
> > with no justification or word wrap, in other words just as written.  I
> > plan to use Courier at a small size.  Any hints beyond the above?
When I actually imported the external file each line formed its own 
paragraph, so my problem was not one of breaking lines apart but rather 
meging lines together.  I did space delete at the end of each line to merge 
it with the next. Is there a quicker way to merge individual lines into a 
true paragraph?
> I would try one of the more "modern-looking" Couriers, and most
> importantly, make sure it visually contrasts with the rest of the text
> font(s).

Thanks. Now my next question. I imported a text file which was originally 
intgened for a TeX variant. It runs several pages in Scribus. In several 
places there are \input statements or their equivalent, which inserts 
another file at that point. The story editor does not seem to have a 
facility for such an insertion, it is all or nothing.  So do I have to 
break up the text in segments with the inserts in between?   If so how do I 
break up what is now one large text frame flowing over several pages to 
allow insertions?

I can of course break up the text file externally before importing it in an 
editor but that seems like a bore.  But maybe that is the best/only way. 

Fortunately I didn't get too far before I switched to Scribus on this 
project :<)
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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