[scribus] Creating multi- page magazine

gpittman at iglou.com gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Oct 5 03:04:09 UTC 2012

On Thu, October 4, 2012 15:39, Manuel wrote:
>> Writing
>> for either magazines, books, or similar presentations would seem to be
>> best done in a text editor or even a word processor.  I can understand
>> Greg's
>> point of using a text editor as importing into a frame is likely easier
>> than when the work was written in a word processor, even if it is Libre
>>  Office in an .odt format.
> In texts for magazines or books, you will always have some headers for
> sections of the text, some bold, some italic. It seems very inefficient to
> re-create those in Scribus. A much better way would be to import the text
> with those styles, and then search-replace them with precise paragraph and
> character styles that you set up in Scribus.

This I don't agree with. Especially for headers in Scribus, using
paragraph styles works very well, allows you to modify your header style
and thereby affect all the headers in your document. In LibreOffice, you
can make styles there and Scribus will import them. This is how we managed
the 400+ page Scribus, The Official Manual, by creating the book,
importing to LibreOffice (probably was OpenOffice then), and then when
edits/corrections were needed, editing them in OO.org, reimporting.
>> After importing a long work, despite what we might like, the person
>> editing the work, must apply whatever embellishments or adjustments are
>> required to make the text look like a it should for final presentation.
> Exactly. This could be improved dramatically if the character styles
> were available in the Search-Replace dialog. See ticket #4538 :
> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=4538
Yes, I agree, this would be a useful feature.


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