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Scribus => Text and Typography => Topic started by: Sparxz on September 25, 2018, 08:11:02 pm

Title: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: Sparxz on September 25, 2018, 08:11:02 pm

Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: a.l.e on September 25, 2018, 09:10:28 pm
It's not yet possible to export from Scribus with formatting, but i'm working on an epub exporter for Scribus 1.5...

Once it's there it will be possible to do it...

Importing is of course possible, from otf, html, idml and probably docx...
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: Sparxz on September 25, 2018, 11:23:13 pm

HI A.l.e,

I was experimenting with different templates given as examples.

I was hoping to reuse them(export->import) and also to be able to reuse my own.

It will be a great feature when done and will speed up workflows.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: a.l.e on September 26, 2018, 12:46:14 pm
you can create your own templates in scribus and you can of course, then, use them...

are you talking about scribus templates?

and, yes, you can also import the styles from another document in edit > manage styles...

sorry, i think i gave you the wrong answer, in my first reply...
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: Sparxz on September 29, 2018, 01:19:29 am
In [Edit] [style Manager]

I could see import and clone, but not export.

Also, why is "style manager" not grouped under eg [Windows] ?


Thanks
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: a.l.e on September 29, 2018, 10:29:55 am
you don't need an export...

styles that are in a template will automatically be loaded.

you can import styles from any other .sla file...

so, exporting is just saving your .sla under a different name (and eventually tweaking the list of styles in the resulting file)


... about the place where the dialogs are...
... there is a rational behind it, even if it's probably not the best one:

- under "edit" you'll find the dialogs that manages resources (colors, styles, ...)
- under "windows" you'll find the dialogs that contain tools (doing changes on your items)

it's not good, i know, but you will have to come up with a rock solid alternative to convince the team to change that!
Title: Re: Is it possible to export formatting/paragraph styles & import?
Post by: Sparxz on September 30, 2018, 03:27:55 am

Thanks. I will delve deeper into this.