[scribus] OO styles (from ODT) once again

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 3 14:09:41 CET 2011

On 02/03/2011 06:29 AM, Peter Nermander wrote:
>> Even better: decide how you want your submissions to be formatted and
>> tell your contributors what you require.  Make it plain that improperly
>> formatted submissions will be rejected, and stick to it.  If the Big Six
>> publishers can do it, you can too.
> Well, BIG publishers can probably do so.
> But if you are working on a publication for a non-profit organisation
> where all submissions are from volountary contributors things become a
> bit different.
> If you give them an ultimatum like that, you end up with no material at all...
> The ability to be able to convert submissions to a consistent layout
> is a very important aspect when you need all the material you can get.

At the same time, one can hope for developing a relationship with 
contributors that helps them understand the point of requirements or 
recommendations, and they too must appreciate the work that someone else 
is doing to pull all this raw material together.

As we well know, much of the time people do what they do out of 
ignorance, and someone willing to do some work in a nonprofit setting 
will likely be willing to learn how to present that in such a way that 
it doesn't create extra work for others.


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