[Scribus] When getting text from txt file, line terminates too soon..
Fri Jul 20 02:47:01 CEST 2007
> Hi, thanks for the people who replied to help me out with my first question!
> I have a new question. I think I'm picking up Scribus fairly quickly for
> having no experience in page layout. I have a book in Wordperfect format,
> saved it to plain text. However, I am noticing when I insert the text in
> the editor, it is not going all the way to the margin. For example:
> Hi, thanks for the people who replied to help me out with my first
> question! I have a new question. I think I'm picking up Scribus
> fairly quickly for having no experience in page layout. I have a
> book in Wordperfect format, saved it to plain text. However, I
> am noticing when I insert the text in the editor, it is not going all
> the way to the margin.
> So what I end up having to do is go to the end of the line and hit delete,
> then go to the end of the next line, hit delete again, all the way to the
> bottom of that text frame.
> Is there a way of getting the text from my file so it doesn't insert those
> newline codes at the end of each line?
It doesn't show up so well in my display, but what I think you're
referring to is the fact that when you save a wordprocessor document as
a .txt (ASCII) file, it turns all the soft carriage returns into hard
ones, very annoying. I'm not sure you can keep Word and Wordperfect from
doing this, but oowriter seems not to, so if you can import into
oowriter and then export to a .txt file, it may save some time. BTW,
oowriter is part of openoffice.org, available for Windows, if that's
what you're using.
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