[scribus] Trouble importing text

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Oct 1 18:07:08 UTC 2015

On 10/01/2015 11:54 AM, Mary Moore wrote:
> Good Morning All,
> I have been using Scribus for 5 years to format the books my husband has
> written.
> I still have one issue that I cannot resolve. On the original manuscript he
> uses Italics on a word or phrase to denote a characters thoughts. I break
> each chapter into a separate file. No matter how I import the
> text....copy/past, import, etc I loose the italics. So I have had to go
> back through the manuscript of anywhere from 60k to 80k words looking for
> any *italicized* words so that I can go back into Scribus and correct. I am
> always afraid I will miss something doing it this way.
> I have been able to import it into Scribus with the italicized words in
> place, but as soon as I apply my Style font it all disappears.
> Any thoughts or ideas?  BTW I love Scribus.

What should work is to save the file in ODT format, possible by using
LibreOffice. If he is using some other word processor, LibreOffice
should be able to import, then save as ODT, retaining the italics, which
should then be preserved on import to Scribus.


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