[scribus] Creating multi- page magazine

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Oct 7 23:51:05 UTC 2012

On 10/07/2012 02:48 PM, wena-parry at talktalk.net wrote:
> Ciao
> It would be like haven to have the ability to import into Scribus text 
> with such which retain its formatting, such things as Italics, Bold, 
> Underlining and if possible Subscript and Superscript and Indenting. 
> Preferably from OpenOffice.
> I have a big 200 + book coming from Canada with all this formats in 
> it. I can foresee me making a some mistakes and having to send my work 
> to the client in PDF and then editing in Scribus, able days to do so.
> The to be able to import to do final edit in OpenOffice.
The way to do this is to refrain from doing any text editing in Scribus. 
Make your various styles, etc., in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice), and they 
should be successfully imported with the text. When you proofread and 
find errors, go back to the ODT file and edit in LO/OO, then import 
again. Of course with 200 pages, you will want to break this up anyway, 
but certainly re-importing a huge ODT file would be a task which might 
rightfully provoke anxiety for the layout.

Having said this, you may still need to tweak styles. I don't think that 
LO/OO can match the precision of font size, for example (at least it 
won't show any value smaller than tenths of a point). For the layout of 
a book, there probably will be some places where a line or some words 
might need some very subtle adjustments to fit or for aesthetic reasons.


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