[scribus] Easiest way to insert text.

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Fri Jun 3 00:30:17 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:

> On 06/02/2011 01:40 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>> I am faced with importing from OOo or LibreOffice, s well as Word,
>> frequently.  I cannot find a really good way to import these files.  When
>> importing the open source file formats, the paragraph style identifiers
>> make
>> little sense to me and they add to my list of styles an extraneous group
>> of
>> styles that are only useful for the article they are associated with.
> I do a two-page weekly 'zine for an apa.  I use OpenOffice to enter the
> text and get the spelling right.  Then, I import it into scribus, dropping
> it into a template to get the basic look right.  Last, I go into the story
> editor apply the appropriate paragraph styles and add italics as needed.  I
> don't use paragraph styles in OOo because I've got them set just the way I
> like them in scribus, and for me it's a case of KISS.
> If you need to import files that other people have created, with their own
> styles, there's an check-box in the Import dialog that allows you to import
> text only, not the styles.
Possibly a good idea, but I have a question.  What does one gain from
importing from an open source format that makes it better than a simpler
copy and paste, if one doesn't import styles?

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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