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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008024ScribusStylespublic2016-05-09 15:17
Reporterhfinger Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformAMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.01 GHzOSWindows XP Professional Service OS VersionV. 2002, b 2600
Product Version1.3.5svn 
Summary0008024: More intelligent handling of imported styles
DescriptionWhen you import a foreign document into FrameMaker, the foreign styles are preserved in the text. However, some of these styles may have names that exactly match named styles in the style catalogue. In that case, you can apply the existing styles in the catalogue to the text and, where style names are identical, the catalogue properties over-ride the imported properties. It drives me nuts when Scribus creates a bunch of "Copy of" styles for OOo styles with the same name as styles in the catalogue.

When importing text from or Word, etc., I would like Scribus to allow you these choices of actions (possibly in combination, using radio buttons and checkboxes):

@ over-ride the imported styles with the identically named catalogue styles

@ over-ride the catalogue styles with the identically named imported styles (e.g. update the catalogue)

@ attempt to match imported styles with the closest catalogue style based on properties, and over-ride the imported style with both properties and name

@ attempt to match catalogue styles with the closest imported style based on properties, and over-ride the catalogue style with both properties and name

@ rename imported styles to "Copy of" if their names match catalogue styles

FrameMaker also allows you to search for one style and replace it with another, very useful for massaging contributions from various sources into one set of styles. FM also allows copy and paste of styles.
TagsODF, styles


related to 0002457 confirmed Duplicate Styles from Scrapbook could be handled a bit more gracefully. 
related to 0009598 new Styles don't get imported properly 
related to 0009464 new Text formatting changes itself 


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-05-11 00:12 hfinger New Issue
2009-05-12 20:42 plinnell Relationship added related to 0002457
2009-05-15 17:15 christoph_s Status new => acknowledged
2016-01-19 02:43 Kunda Tag Attached: ODF
2016-04-30 23:42 Kunda Relationship added related to 0009598
2016-05-01 00:09 Kunda Tag Attached: styles
2016-05-09 15:17 Kunda Relationship added related to 0009464