[scribus] how do I strip out unwanted overriding of paragraph styles?

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Sep 2 14:57:56 UTC 2013

On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:16:00 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 09/02/2013 09:56 AM, Ed Keith wrote:
> > I am importing documents from LibraOffice. I was trying to use
> > styles to reformat it, when I figured out that it did not matter
> > how I set my paragraph styles because all the text properties seem
> > to be overridden. For now I have set the text properties in the
> > story editor by selecting all the text I want to make a given style
> > and setting the text properties to what I want that style to be.
> > This is working, but is is unsatisfactory, since changing the
> > styles has no effect, I need to reformat each bit of text
> > individually as a special case. 
> > 
> > Is there some way I can remove all the formatting from a frame then
> > add back in the few places where I want individual words or phrases
> > to be bold or italic, but if I change the font used in the
> > paragraph style the change will show up in the document? 
> > 
> That last sentence is a bit complicated, but certainly you can select
> a frame, then change the style to whatever you want, either a Default
> style or one you have created. Look at Properties > Text tab > Style
> Settings.
> After that, in Edit Contents mode you can highlight text and then
> change some aspect of its style with a Character Style, or even just
> à la carte choices from Properties > Text.
> I think maybe you're making a case for just using a plain text editor,
> then making/editing styles in Scribus.
> Greg
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If you save as plain text from the word processor, then all you need to
do is delete the page breaks etc. using an industrial strength plain
text editor like Gvim. These can be mass changes, e.g., delete all page
breaks. I do this all the time. 

I agree with Greg's solution for all new work.

John Culleton
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