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Below is a list of file formats users think should be supported by Scribus. This doesn't mean that they will be actually supported, but the list will save numerous bug reports/RFEs. Feel free to add your suggestions.
 
Below is a list of file formats users think should be supported by Scribus. This doesn't mean that they will be actually supported, but the list will save numerous bug reports/RFEs. Feel free to add your suggestions.
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Note: Some of these formats may impossible to support for patent (in the U.S) and/or other practical reasons. Notably, no public documentation or mis-matches where a program X has a feature or vice versa. I have added some comments with * to indicate status or existing request --[[User:Mrdocs|mrdocs]] 00:24, 17 March 2007 (CET)
  
 
=Import=
 
=Import=
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*Applix Word
 
*Applix Word
 
*DocBook
 
*DocBook
*KWord
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*KWord *Kword is moving to Open Document - already supported by Scribus.
 
*LaTeX
 
*LaTeX
 
*LyX
 
*LyX
*MS Word 95
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*MS Word 95 *Partly supported via antiword. If [http://www.winfield.demon.nl/ Antiword] is installed, Scribus will automatically detect this. The Windows versions of Scribus have this already installed with the installer.
*MS Write
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*MS Write  
 
*Papyrus
 
*Papyrus
 
*RTF
 
*RTF
 
*StarOffice Writer 3x-5x
 
*StarOffice Writer 3x-5x
 
*TextMaker
 
*TextMaker
*WordPerfect
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*WordPerfect -
  
 
==Bitmap==
 
==Bitmap==
  
 
*Corel Photopaint
 
*Corel Photopaint
*GIMP
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*GIMP -  The GIMP developers have specifically recommended against using XCF as an interchange or import as some of the format relies on GIMP internals. Export TIFF or PNG.
 
*Kodak Photo CD
 
*Kodak Photo CD
*Krita
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*Krita  
 
*Mac Pict
 
*Mac Pict
 
*Photoline
 
*Photoline
 
*Picture Publisher
 
*Picture Publisher
*Sun Rasterfile
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*Sun Rasterfile [http://www.martinreddy.net/gfx/2d/RAS.txt File Format Doc] Imagemagik can convert it
*Truevision Targa
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*Truevision Targa [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truevision_TGA Wikipedia Entry]
  
 
==Vector==
 
==Vector==
  
*Adobe Illustrator
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*Adobe Illustrator - The native format of Illustrator 9.0+ is actually PDF
 
*AutoCAD Interchange
 
*AutoCAD Interchange
 
*Corel Draw
 
*Corel Draw
*Enhanced Metafile
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*Enhanced Metafile - libEMF is a GPL library
 
*Macromedia Freehand
 
*Macromedia Freehand
 
*StarOffice Draw 3x-5x
 
*StarOffice Draw 3x-5x
*Windows Metafile
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*Windows Metafile -
*Xara Xtreme
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*Xara Xtreme -
 
*Xfig
 
*Xfig
  
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*PowerPoint 97-2003
 
*PowerPoint 97-2003
 
*StarOffice Impress 3x-5x
 
*StarOffice Impress 3x-5x
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The difficulty with presentation file formats is they often have embedded objects beyond the native graphics.
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*ChordPro (see http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3408)
 
*ChordPro (see http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3408)
  
 
=Export=
 
=Export=

Revision as of 23:24, 16 March 2007


Below is a list of file formats users think should be supported by Scribus. This doesn't mean that they will be actually supported, but the list will save numerous bug reports/RFEs. Feel free to add your suggestions.

Note: Some of these formats may impossible to support for patent (in the U.S) and/or other practical reasons. Notably, no public documentation or mis-matches where a program X has a feature or vice versa. I have added some comments with * to indicate status or existing request --mrdocs 00:24, 17 March 2007 (CET)

Import

Text

  • AbiWord
  • AmiPro/WordPro
  • Apple Pages
  • AppleWorks
  • Applix Word
  • DocBook
  • KWord *Kword is moving to Open Document - already supported by Scribus.
  • LaTeX
  • LyX
  • MS Word 95 *Partly supported via antiword. If Antiword is installed, Scribus will automatically detect this. The Windows versions of Scribus have this already installed with the installer.
  • MS Write
  • Papyrus
  • RTF
  • StarOffice Writer 3x-5x
  • TextMaker
  • WordPerfect -

Bitmap

  • Corel Photopaint
  • GIMP - The GIMP developers have specifically recommended against using XCF as an interchange or import as some of the format relies on GIMP internals. Export TIFF or PNG.
  • Kodak Photo CD
  • Krita
  • Mac Pict
  • Photoline
  • Picture Publisher
  • Sun Rasterfile File Format Doc Imagemagik can convert it
  • Truevision Targa Wikipedia Entry

Vector

  • Adobe Illustrator - The native format of Illustrator 9.0+ is actually PDF
  • AutoCAD Interchange
  • Corel Draw
  • Enhanced Metafile - libEMF is a GPL library
  • Macromedia Freehand
  • StarOffice Draw 3x-5x
  • Windows Metafile -
  • Xara Xtreme -
  • Xfig

Other

  • OpenOffice.org Presentation
  • OpenDocument Presentation
  • PowerPoint 95
  • PowerPoint 97-2003
  • StarOffice Impress 3x-5x

The difficulty with presentation file formats is they often have embedded objects beyond the native graphics.

Export