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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by utnik on June 27, 2018, 09:28:59 pm »
hi mnawij   

he might have uploaded the files with a private bug report.
you won't be able to see them unless you're a scribus developer…     

utnik
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PDF Generation / Re: Won't show as a PDF
« Last post by utnik on June 27, 2018, 09:12:19 pm »
hi whyz     

i've missed your question – sorry!
if my assumption is right, all you have to do is to check the print box in the 'layers' palette.if this doesn't help, it will be hard to see whats going wrong without access to the .sla file.       

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by mnawij on June 27, 2018, 08:22:23 pm »
Felixstowe, did you post the Publisher and Scribus files, I do not see any download links.

mnawij
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Sorry about that blind alley.
As I explained I have no use for MS Publisher
and I am just posting links I found by a google search which you can also do

"convert pub to doc"

Most hits refer to using Publisher but of course you do not have Publisher.

This link I found ..

https://www.file-extensions.org/convert-pub-to-doc

Advises ...

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Alternatively, .pub files can be also opened and exported as .doc files in the OpenOffice.org free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux and its derivatives with installed PubOOo extension.

Now this requires you to install LibreOffice (which should contribute to your future workflow).   Although You confirm that you have LibreOffice (version=???) installed but you might need the PubOOo extension.

https://www.libreoffice.org/

Next investigate ....

https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/templates-and-extensions/

and

https://extensions.libreoffice.org/

Then read ...

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31795

and try this download ...

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/PubOOo.shtml

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PubOOo is a useful extension designed to recursively convert Microsoft Publisher documents to OOo format (Impress).
It displays comprehensive interface which makes it a cinch to create the new OOo files within a few clicks.
OpenOffice extension MS Publisher to OOo Convert to OOo Microsoft PublisherOpenOffice Convert Publisher2OOo

I offer no warranty that this path will work for you.

However, if at some later stage you take the view that you might try Linux (Ubuntu) on your cluster of PC's so that you can benefit from more open source software I am willing to refer to how to dual boot your PC so that you can use Windows or Ubuntu 16.04

From your first post ...

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Edit: should have said Windows 7 64 bit as the OS.

Adopting my suggestion you would end up with a dualboot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 16.04.
But this will not help you in your short term task.

[Later Edit / Postscript]

Further trawling  found this ..

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-open-a-pub-file-without-publisher

which advises to open the PUB file using LibreOffice Draw (in LibreOffice suite) first and not LibreOffice Writer, then save as DOC.
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I don't use MS Publisher, in fact I'm on Linux.
PUB format is very dated and MS proprietary format.
I would work on a plan to move away from being dependent on MS Publisher.
e.g. look at LibreOffice which installs on Windows and Linux.

But your existing PUB source might be converted to DOC using this online tool ..

https://www.zamzar.com/convert/pub-to-doc/

Then with converted PUB to DOC output you can open with LibreOffice or older Abiword.
You should be able to massage the source to get some format to import into Scribus.

Then consider dropping MS Explorer as your editor in the pipeline..

Asked for a convert to odt and that was a waste of time - just got hex back.
Tried again for .doc and the same.
It just seems to convert to text - which looks like XML style source. No useful data in a readable format.
It also crashes LibreOffice Writer.
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Have you tried the PUB > DOC conversion link
in post #4 above?
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hi felixstower

i wonder if the text has filters layered over it and scribus is loading a preview image instead of the real content

.would it be possible to upload
- the .pub file
- a pdf created from publisher
- and the .sla you get

to the bug tracker? (https://bugs.scribus.net).


if you mark the ticket as private it won't be world readable, just available for the developers.

ciao
a.l.e

I can do two of them - .pub and .sla.
Can't get a PDF because I don't have access to publisher.

Edit: Done.
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This because the author is on 2 weeks holiday, and anyway his is the only PC of 3 which has Publisher so I would like us all to work with the same package.

I understood from reading the opening post from @CycleFelixstowe that a multi-author workflow is required where all three PC's / authors can use the same application and not be dependent on Publisher.

If there is only one user licence for Publisher, and the "keeper" of Publisher is away, my approach would be to adopt an open source solution such as LibreOffice and then import *.odt into Scribus?   Also possibly create a dropbox account to allow collaboration in authoring content?   Have I misunderstood the requirements?

Nearly there. :D

Short term problem.
I have been left with a .pub file and no access to Microsoft Publisher.
Therefore any solution which relies on using Publisher as the starting point is sadly unworkable.

Alternative strategies are for the future; I have a newsletter which is 90% complete and in .pub format. I want to be able to complete it and get it out without having to wait for the author to return from holiday.
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This because the author is on 2 weeks holiday, and anyway his is the only PC of 3 which has Publisher so I would like us all to work with the same package.

I understood from reading the opening post from @CycleFelixstowe that a multi-author workflow is required where all three PC's / authors can use the same application and not be dependent on Publisher.

If there is only one user licence for Publisher, and the "keeper" of Publisher is away, my approach would be to adopt an open source solution such as LibreOffice and then import *.odt into Scribus?   Also possibly create a dropbox account to allow collaboration in authoring content?   Have I misunderstood the requirements?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by a.l.e on June 27, 2018, 09:44:32 am »
hi felixstower

i wonder if the text has filters layered over it and scribus is loading a preview image instead of the real content

.would it be possible to upload
- the .pub file
- a pdf created from publisher
- and the .sla you get

to the bug tracker? (https://bugs.scribus.net).
if you mark the ticket as private it won't be world readable, just available for the developers.

ciao
a.l.e
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