[scribus] Imported page loses its text frame style

Christophe Amerijckx c.amerijckx at nirond.be
Tue Nov 29 07:26:13 UTC 2011

Hi Greg,

Thanks for your time and trials.

However, I confirm I still have a problem. This might be a corner case. 
The text in the documents frames are coming from OpenOffice documents 
imported using GetText.

Using the drop down menus as you were suggesting only shows the style of 
the first text frame, not the style of the other one. So all the style 
where not imported.

I'll send you a testcase (with a Python script to execute the same 
commands) by separate email. Hope you'll find some time to test it and 
confirm you have the same issue. I' really don't see what is wrong.



On 28/11/2011 18:31, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 11/28/2011 01:30 AM, Christophe Amerijckx wrote:
>> No one has an idea about this?
>> Thanks,
>> Christophe
>> On 24/11/2011 14:15, Christophe Amerijckx wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am using Scribus 1.4.0.rc6. When importing a document inside another
>>> one (either via the menus Page->Import or via the API command
>>> importPage), the style of the Text Frames are lost. Looking at the
>>> resulting document, it seems that the Style XML section is not imported
>>> and the text frame style is replaced by a "Default Paragraph Style".
>>> I don't know if I am doing something wrong or if this is bug/feature but
>>> for sure, this is not the expected result.
>>> If someone wants to get the files to check this, I can provide them.
> Some personal experimentation does show some curiosities about this, but
> not as severe as you are describing.
> I just imported some pages containing a Paragraph Style. It was applied
> properly. If you look at Properties>  Text>  Styles... it suggests that
> no style is applied, but this is true in the original document as well.
> When I click the drop down list, the style was indeed imported.
> When I open Story Editor, I do see the style indicated for the paragraph.
> Now, when I first look at the Edit Styles dialog in the document into
> which I imported the page, the imported style is not listed, BUT when I
> click on Edit, it's there. Subsequently, opening up the Edit Styles
> dialog shows this imported style.
> So, in summary (from this test):
> Styles are indeed imported, though you may have to fish around to find
> the evidence of it.
> They seem to be applied in my test. When I look at the saved test
> document, the imported style is indeed there.
> Greg
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