[scribus] Styles import

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Apr 7 15:53:41 UTC 2012

On 04/07/2012 08:51 AM, wena-parry at talktalk.net wrote:
> I have been testing several word-process to see if by creating stiles 
> by a system of Ctrl+U for Underlining Ctrl+I for italics and Ctrl+B 
> for bold. It seems to work in there own environment but do not import 
> into Scribus. The ones I have looked at is MS Doc. Open Office, 
> LibreOffice AbiWordPortable_2.8.6.
> Is there one that will do it?
Styles in Scribus depend on having the metrics for a particular font 
style. In other words, in order to be able to use Deja Vu Sans Bold, you 
must have the metrics for that, separate from Deja Vu Sans Book. Same 
with Italics and so on.

Various wordprocessors will "fake" a bold font by modifying the 
appearance of the Book or Regular font when the actual metrics of the 
bold font do not exist. Thus when you import this into Scribus, no style 
is created for that modification.

If you use Libre Office, you should make true styles from actual font 
metrics. These should be imported into Scribus without problems.


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