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kevinh

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Hello!

I am new to the forums and my name is Kevin.

I have an idml file with the fonts and images in separate folders.

May I ask how to import everything so the original design (that was in an indd format) look correct?

Sorry, I searched the forums and couldn't figure it out.
I can't import anything for some reason.

Edit: So, I realized I probably need to open the idml file first then click the import buttons (which were greyed out before) but now after opening the idml file they are still greyed out (can't click).
I do notice that even duplicate of the idml files say converted beside the file title. Not sure if this is important.
(sorry, I'm really new to Scribus)

Edit #2:  Okay, so I put the fonts and images in the root folder and it sort of worked.
Some fonts didn't work and some images didn't show.
Perhaps I should just sign up for a trial version of InDesign :(


I have Scribus 1.5.6.1 and I'm on MacOS Monterey.

Thank you so much for reading this.
I hope you and your family stay well.

Best regards,
Kevin H.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 03:12:01 am by kevinh »

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 09:52:39 pm »
As far as I know, there is no way to import an INDD or IDML file into Scribus.

All I know is that you can open an IDML file with Affinity Publisher, export the document as a PDF and open the PDF with Scribus. The text looks a bit weird, but the rest is ok.

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 10:20:13 pm »
Scribus has, as far as I know, limited support form IDML import. I found this thread from several years ago. So you would probably need a development version.

https://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,573.msg2640.html#msg2640
« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 10:22:06 pm by Nermander »

kevinh

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 11:06:04 pm »
hey thanks ToyotaDesigner and Nermander :)


Nermander, I think I saw a similar post when researching yesterday.

Do you happen to know where I can get a download link?

Thank you :)

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 11:42:17 pm »
hi kevin

there was a bug which leaded to a crash. but in the newer .svn versions it is fixed and you can open ('file' → 'open', not 'import') .idml files.
i almost never need it, but it works. i just tested it with scribus1.5.8.svn-r24780.

utnik

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 10:26:53 pm »
Hello,

Okay, I spent half the day editing.
What I did was open the PDF version indesign file in Scribus then I manually changed all the text/format.

I'm stuck now.  Does anyone have a simple way to connect a text frame to another part of the SLA file or pdf file?
Basically looking to manually make a table of content.

Sorry again for the noob question, I just can't find an easy solution or a solution I understand.


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EDIT:  Okay, I figured out how to setup a TOC/Bookmarks

Now when I try to do the internal hyperlink to certain pages, all the hyperlinks go to page 2.
This happens even when I set the proper page number.

Any tricks I'm missing? Cheers :)

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Thank you!
Be well :)

Happy new year!
Best,
Kevin
« Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 11:07:27 pm by kevinh »

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 12:36:03 am »
Hello again :)

Okay, so I've figured out bookmarks and hyperlinks (to pages).

Luckily, I've been saving as different file names, but now my newest save,
the one with the bookmarks and hyperlinks, doesn't seem to be editable.

The text seems to group up and I can't open Story Editor.

I really don't want to have to go back and re-do bookmarks and hyperlinks, but
so is there a way to unlock or something the newest file?

Thanks so much!
Be well :)

Happy New Year
Best regards,
Kevin H.

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Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 01:48:57 am »
Thanks everyone,

I think everything is working now to my needs.

Happy new year :)
Best,
Kevin H.

 

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