[Scribus] Scribus Digest, Vol 53, Issue 14 Item 6 - importing WORD

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri Jul 13 00:40:15 CEST 2007

Am Freitag, 13. Juli 2007 00:31 schrieb Craig Ringer:
> John R. Culleton wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 July 2007 04:56, Jfo wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I believe that for Scribus to be really useful in the general DPT
> >> community it must import Word and Word Publisher text and graphics
> >
> > Do you mean Microsoft Publisher? I didn't think it was in serious use.
> I get documents in MS Publisher format from clients occasionally. Only,
> of course, when they manage to avoid every warning they're given at
> every step that the company can not and will not accept jobs designed in
> Publisher because we can not guarantee decent quality reproduction.
> I've never seen a serious workflow involving Publisher.

Because it doesn't exist ;)

> > What Scribus needs most is a table formatter. TeX has several. Context
> > alone has three.   (Knuth plain tex, Wichura TaBle, Natural tables.)
> > I also use the TeXsis table writer by itself for formatting invoices.
> > so on table writing the score is TeX 4, Scribus 0.
> That's one of the big ones I see come up a lot here. Other biggies that
> people mention a lot include:

Is on the roadmap for 1.3.8.

> - Booklet printing / simple imposition (but workarounds exist)

Is currently worked on in Summer of Code project.

> - Performance tuning

Is currently worked on. 1.3.5cvs has already remarkable improvements.

> - Editable master pages

There is already an acknowledged feature request in the bug tracker.

> - Enhanced text handling (getting there nicely)
> People do mention Publisher import, but usually with a view to migration
> >from Publisher (in the hope they can avoid re-doing their layouts)
> rather than as something they want as part of their workflow.
> Of course, as we all know all this stuff is really hard and time
> consuming :S




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