[scribus] Updating styles from imported ODT document

Meho R. mehor at gmx.com
Mon Jun 27 10:55:33 UTC 2011

On 26.06.2011 15:15, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 06/26/2011 07:19 AM, Meho R. wrote:
>> I usually import text as "plain" and format it in Scribus, but today I
>> tried importing it from (for a change) a very nicely structured ODT
>> document, with styles applied consistently throughout the document.
>> Import went OK, text looks OK (character styles are replaced with raw
>> formatting prior to importing into Scribus, since character styles are
>> lost in the process). But,
>> 1. Although in Story Editor, left part of the window (as well as
>> "Properties" palette outside SE) shows that correct paragraph styles are
>> applied to correct lines of text, when I select a line (or click inside
>> it), "No Style" is shown in the toolbar. I'm aware that Story Editor
>> does have problems, so I guess that lack of sync between the style list
>> on the left and the dropdown box in the toolbar is one of them. Not a
>> big deal. Now, to point 2.
>> 2. If I change any of imported styles in Scribus, all settings regarding
>> spacing, indentation etc. (i.e., "Properties" tab in Style Manager), are
>> applied correctly. However, any change in "Character" tab is ignored:
>> font doesn't get changed, changing/applying another character style
>> doesn't work, basically, nothing gets applied (funny thing is that, if I
>> added a Drop Caps in "Properties" tab, changes in "Character" tab
>> applies to it, but not to the rest of the text).
>> 3. So, to make point 2 work, I have to *reapply* corresponding styles to
>> every line/paragraph of text, which, BTW, automatically removes any
>> custom formatting done in Libre/OpenOffice, meaning that I have to apply
>> character styles to all custom italic and bold instances prior to
>> reapplying paragraph styles, which, at the end, destroys the very
>> purpose of the ability to import styles from ODT docs – one could import
>> plain text, create necessary styles in Scribus and apply them, it's
>> almost the same number of clicks. Is this normal behavior? Any 
>> workarounds?
> I'll have to see what I can, and it may take some time to set this up.
> Meanwhile, as long as fonts and styles are being applied properly, I 
> wouldn't worry about labels.
> Greg

Thanks, Greg. Labels aren't the problem. Import isn't too. The problem 
is that imported styles do not get changed: e.g., change font or font 
size for any of imported styles and you'll see that nothing happens 
until the style is reapplied for every line/paragraph of text in Scribus.

I filed a bug report: http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=10078

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