Author Topic: Scribus & Quark  (Read 1525 times)


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Scribus & Quark
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:41:28 pm »
A quick question. I've been laying out a novel in Scribus -- and teaching myself the software as I go -- and I was wondering whether there is any way in which a Scribus file can be 'read' and edited, in Quark?


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Re: Scribus & Quark
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 09:11:40 pm »
I don't think taht it will be ever (or soon) possible to share files between different layout programs. (i have no idea how well ID and Quark can share files... but...).

Currently, Scribus 1.5 can read exchange files from ID (IDML) and from Quark (some basic support for xtg; uknown in quality (to me!) of qxd files).

but scribus cannot yet write idml or qxd files and id / quark cannot read .sla files.

and, for now, i don't think that we can think of a lossless roundrip...
but: who knows?

with the help of some dedicated new contributors it might be possible...
the document liberation project has created the libraries for those formats...