[scribus] Importing OpenOffice ODT files using Scribus API

Christophe Amerijckx c.amerijckx at nirond.be
Fri Apr 1 15:39:34 CEST 2011

On 1/04/2011 15:33, John Culleton wrote:
> On Friday 01 April 2011 09:26:48 Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 04/01/2011 08:19 AM, Christophe Amerijckx wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> unfortunately, there is no such command in the API and I have no
>>> idea how to add such a command. I am afraid it would take me way
>>> too much time to try implementing such a thing.
>>> Just a few word about the reason I would need this. Every period
>>> of time, we have to write a report. The first part doesn't change
>>> that much. The second part part consists of hundred of sheets
>>> describing what we have in stock. Part of these sheets are coming
>>> from ODT documents (describing the product), other parts are
>>> characteristics, others are numbers coming from a database. I've
>>> been able to generate everything automatically with scripts
>>> except the import of the ODT file and having to do it manually
>>> would be a pity...
> May I suggest saving the ODT file as text from OO Writer, Inputting it
> ino text frames,  and then modifying it as needed?
Yes, that's something I already thought about. However, in that case I 
would loose the text formatting (colors, bold, italic,...).

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