[scribus] Removing extra spaces??
whitfield at telkomsa.net
Fri Nov 7 10:52:23 UTC 2014
The main problem I have comes from scanning of old printed documents,
(using YAGF/Tesserect), and then moving the corrected text into Scribus.
I find that the scanning process seems to arbitrarily add extra spaces
between some words and remove the spaces between some words. The latter
is easy to see and pick-up but the former is more difficult - specially
when your Text Style is Justified!!
So for me I was just looking for a way to detect double spaces and
remove one of them. I was also taught that you NEVER put two spaces at
the end of a sentence so it would eliminate that problem for me as well
which I pick-up from eMails and other Wordprocessing documents that I
I have started to copy the text into LO Writer now and do a 'Find and
Replace' which works well but is an extra step in the process. I thought
a small Script in Scribus might be able to do this.
Although I know Scribus is NOT a Wordprocessor I do think all the basic
Wordprocessor functions should be present to aid in the work flow.
Thanks - I appreciate the help.
Regards from South Africa
/(_)\ Pretoria RSA
On 11/07/2014 03:22 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 11/06/2014 09:02 AM, Ian Whitfield wrote:
>> WOW!! Guess I started something this time!!
>> Thanks for the replies - I think the answer - for now - is the idea
>> to run the text through LO Writer first and dig the extra spaces out
>> As somebody said I have to try and stop using Scribus as a
>> Wordprocessor!! (But it works so much better that way!!)
> I was hoping you would give us some indication of what you meant by
> extra spaces. Two in a row is one situation, but there might be
> others, like a space after a period which is followed by a newline.
> You can use a text editor like KWrite to remove all sorts of things,
> especially when you use regexp methods.
> One of the features of scripts like Autoquote.py is that they can
> leave everything else intact. What you see when you look at text are
> the printable characters, but there are a number of nonprinting
> characters also, used to trigger a character style or something else.
> The script leaves those alone. If you're dealing with some text in
> Scribus where you have applied styles, I'm not sure how these are
> exported to LibreOffice, my guess is they aren't.
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