[scribus] Creating multi- page magazine

gpittman at iglou.com gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Oct 6 00:23:19 UTC 2012

On Fri, October 5, 2012 11:41, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:30:18 -0400 (EDT)
> gpittman at iglou.com dijo:
>> On Fri, October 5, 2012 01:26, Peter Nermander wrote:
>>> So, what I objected against was that using a text editor some way
>>> would be the optimal way to handle text that should be imported into
>>> Scribus.
>>> Writing directly in Scribus however is usually not the best way. What
>>>  I personally would like to see is something in the line of a stand
>>> alone version of the Story Editor, or something like LyX, where text
>>> could be created and be easily marked up with a limited set of markup.
>>> I think that being able to apply named paragraph and
>>> character styles to the text would be sufficient. The editor could have
>>> options to change the visual appearance of the styles, but when
>>> importing into Scribus only the names of the styles would be used.
>> It would be worth considering an enhanced editor, something of an
>> intermediary between Scribus and, say LibreOffice, which could push the
>> formatted text in either direction, so that it could be further edited
>> in either Scribus or LibreOffice.
>> Sounds like an idea for a new standalone project. :-)   :-O
> It seems to me that the efforts would be better spent on improving the
> Open/LibreOffice import filters. Why reinvent the wheel?
the filter is a one-way street. It would be nice to be able to save text
so that it might be used by either Scribus or LibreOffice.


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