[scribus] how do I strip out unwanted overriding of paragraph styles?
Staffan Melin (Oscillator)
staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Tue Sep 3 07:28:56 UTC 2013
I also do not recommend importing ODT (see "ODT (LibreOffice) import
doesn't work" on my resource page
My recommended workflow is described on http://libregraphicsproduction.com.
Libre Graphics Production
On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM, Ed Keith <e_d_k at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
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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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