[scribus] Problem copying and pasting from Word for Apple into Scribus 1.4.1

Griffin Nicola nickigriffin at mac.com
Fri Feb 8 17:41:13 UTC 2013

Hi Robin

I'm using an Apple Mac. For either copying and pasting or importing (Ctrl click/Get Text) I have to first copy and paste into Open Office, save the document, then copy and paste into  Text Editor or import the text straight into the text frame.

You can't import from Word - the files are greyed out. You can copy and paste but, as you've discovered, you lose all the paragraph breaks etc.

Hope that's of some use.


Nicki Griffin

On 8 Feb 2013, at 14:40, Robin Dean (Google) wrote:

> Hi
> I am helping a colleague to use Scribus to produce our parish magazine.
> I have previously used Windows XP with Open Office - I have obtained the text, opened it in Open Office - highlighted the text and Ctrl-C and into Scribus Text Editor and Ctrl-V and the text comes across as unformatted text but with blank lines and paragraphs as in the original document.
> However...
> Using a desk top Apple with OS/X Lion and Word for Apple open document in Word for Apple - highlight the text and Copy text and into Scribus Text Editor and Paste and the text comes out all concatenated - no sign of the paragraphs or blank lines. Is this a Word setting or something I need to change in Scribus.
> If I use Apple's Text Editor and do the same - this works the same as in Windows.
> Kind regards
> Robin Dean
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