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Scribus Working With OpenOffice Documents [ID:537] (25/42)

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video tutorial by Dai, added 02/08

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In this video we show you how to import a pre-formatted OpenOffice Writer document into scribus and apply some additional formatting to it using Scribus

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Thanks for the great vids!

16. maccosmeticswholesalers mac makeup 4pcs brushes c 10 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:49

Thanks for this helpful video. Off to try it...

Never imported a large document into scribus like that but, here is some advice on producing books from my DTP blog.

14. Mon, 03 May 2010 14:09

Never imported a large document into scribus like that but, here is some advice on producing books from my DTP blog.

13. mbt chapa black women shoes Sun, 02 May 2010 07:33

Cheers Dai for that. I am writing a novel in open office at the mo. Who knows if it will go anywhere but at least its a lot of fun in the meantime. The tutorial has helped me out. now i have just got to figure out how to get all 120 pages to import cleanly! :)

12. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:03

Thank you! That was really helpful. You are so clear and patient!!!

Thanks! Once again, an easy-to-understand tutorial. I really love your work. You make Scribus accessible and useful!

10. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 09:38

Love the authors nice easy manner. Allows me to concentrate.

Thank you.

9. anonymous Sat, 12 Sep 2009 08:20

very useful - thanks

8. anonymous Thu, 06 Aug 2009 03:33

Hi. Thanks for this video. It was the first one I watched about Scribus. So, I'm quite a newbie by this matter... but I would have like to learn how I could import a very long odt document (several pages) into a new Scribus document : how to make the text from odt flow from page to page. Anyway, I will now have a look to the previous videos. Maybe, it will answer my question. Thanks again.

7. anonymous Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:04

Really liked your tutorial. I'm just picking up Scribus and also just recently discovered your tutorials on the web. Thanks a bunch!

6. anonymous Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:46

looks pretty helpful but I need to watch it again to fully understand

4. anonymous Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:49

Could not work out how to import OO until I

saw this video - thanks

3. anonymous Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:30

what a fantastic series of videos! Scribus for me was a very complicated package well beyond my capabilities. However the tutorials have led me from zero knowledge to enough to be able to produce 40-page reports with the aid of master pages. The superb presentation that Scribus gives made me get off Microsoft Publisher.

2. anonymous Wed, 03 Sep 2008 08:09

Thanks for taking the time to educate me, you tutorials were very helpful.

I was looking for a specific tutorial on how to work with GIMP files in Scribus. I have created a marketing piece in GIMP and didn't realize that it doesn't deal with CMYK very well. Rather than redo the whole thing in Scribus, I would like to import that file. I have saved it as an eps, but the import keeps failing -- even though the correct version of GS is installed and identified.

Thanks again for your efforts.

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