[scribus] Trouble importing text

Mary Moore tennesseelady21 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 18:19:01 UTC 2015

He does use Open Office, not Microsoft. I do save the files in ODT format,
but it still does not retain the italics once I use the Style format in
Scribus. When I enable the particular style I am using for the text it
"erases" the italics.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Greg
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