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

Ed Keith e_d_k at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 2 15:30:10 UTC 2013

Thanks, I will convert to plain text and edit with gvim. I probably would have done that in the first place if I have not seen somewhere in the Scribus documentation that using .odt files was the 'preferred' method and I had .odf file that supposedly only use styles & bold & italics for formatting, so I thought they would be perfect.

Thank you very much for your help.


Ed Keith
e_d_k at yahoo.com

> From: john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com>
>To: scribus at lists.scribus.net 
>Sent: Monday, September 2, 2013 10:57 AM
>Subject: Re: [scribus] how do I strip out unwanted overriding of paragraph styles?
>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.
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