[scribus] Easiest way to insert text.

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Fri Jun 3 17:41:28 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:

> On 06/02/2011 05:30 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>> 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?
> If you're importing a file that somebody sent you there's no need to wait
> for it to open up in whatever word processor you'd use to edit it.  If
> you're importing multiple files the time adds up rapidly.  And, even if it's
> only one file it's less steps you have to take.  For that matter, why do you
> find copy and paste better?

First, I NEVER import anything I have not read.  Therefore, I will open any
document from a writer in either LibreOffice or Google Docs to read it
before I pull it into my Scribus .sla file.  Frequently, there may be
several days between receiving the contributions for multiple writers and
when I actually compose the issue.  But, I generally read the contributions
upon receiving them in email.

So, to answer your question, I like copy and paste because I can import the
entire document to the Story Editor with the sequence, Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, and
Ctrl-V.  Doesn't get much faster than that.  And, since most of my
contributors are Windoze users, their contributions are in Word .doc format
or .rtf or even .txt.  I can copy and paste from ANY format with exactly the
same keystroke sequence.  So, I like copy and paste as opposed to importing
for that reason.  It may be that it fits my work habits better than trying
to locate filenames in a list and then deal with the import results.

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