[scribus] Bringing in Italics

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Nov 19 03:07:57 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:47:02 -0800
Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> dijo:

>I tried putting the italics in when composing my contribution today in 
>OpenOffice.  Yes, when I brought the text into Scribus, they were 
>carried over.  Alas, I do all of my paragraph styles in Scribus and
>when I applied those styles, the italics went away.

The only way to do what you want is to apply paragraph styles in OOo,
apply local formatting for italic in OOo (as direct formatting, not as
a character style), then import the text into Scribus. Then Scribus
will import the OOo paragraph styles, and preserve the italics

Once the text is in Scribus the OOo styles will be renamed by
appending the OOo document name to the beginning, but you can rename
them if you insist on keeping the same names.

Having said that, don't reapply the paragraph style in Scribus. Doing
so will reassert the paragraph style to the entire paragraph, including
the parts with italic overrides.

However, there is a way to reapply the paragraph style without losing
the italics. First, (in Scribus) create a character style and set it to
the italic version of the font. Apply the Italic character style to all
the text with italic override formatting. Now, when you reapply the
paragraph style (or any other paragraph style) the italic character
style will be retained.

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