[scribus] to get a textfile

Manuel Schmalstieg webdev at ms-studio.net
Wed Nov 20 22:35:15 UTC 2013

I have usually pretty good success with importing HTML, which I export
from OO/LO, Markdown, or whatever the source format is.

When importing HTML, paragraphs, headers, and various style
information is retained. You can then redefine those styles in the
Scribus styles window quite easily.

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:30:01 -0500
> john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> dijo:
>>Sometimes Scribus can handle an odt file, but
>>sometimes not. The surest source is a plain
>>text file. If you don't have one then save one
>>from Open Office, Libre Office or Acrobat Reader.
> We all have a different workflow. I use Scribus to lay out materials
> that I have written myself. I am not a designer and I never work with
> documents produced by others.
> It is possible to write directly in Scribus, but it is far easier to do
> it in a word processor like OO/LO. And while writing you frequently
> want to apply some simple formatting, e.g., italics, lest you forget at
> the end. It is during the moment of creation that the need for such
> things occurs.
> The problem with saving from OO/LO as a plain text file is that it will
> strip all such local formatting. After I import the text file into
> Scribus I have to go through and try to remember where I applied local
> formatting when I was writing the piece. And it's not just bold and
> italic; it's indenting the margins and adjusting the font size for a
> long quote, setting a header larger and bold, and many other things.
> Luckily for me I have never had a problem importing an OO/LO document
> into Scribus. Even more fortunate is that such imports preserve at
> least paragraph styles. So I can just do the formatting in OO/LO with
> styles and it all comes into Scribus intact. The only thing I miss
> (Scribus 1.4.3) is being able to import character styles, but hopefully
> that will come along eventually.
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