Is there any opensource alternative to Docsflow?

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Edit: What Docsflow does is allowing InDesign to sync with the gdocs files.

Edit 2: in the end what I need is an online collaborative text tool (cross device) that I can link to a page layout program. Right now my workflow is Google Docs + Adobe InDesign.

Edit 3: Worked around it by using adding my project files to a OneDrive folder and editing the text files through Word online.

Edit 4: I think the open source solution would be having a nextcloud server syncing the .odt files linked in Scribus, but I will have to try to be sure. Thanks all!

poVoq
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Maybe you could explain a bit better what your actual usecase is? AFAIK there is (unsurprisingly) no 1:1 open-source clone of it.

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poVoq
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Hmm, I find it somewhat unrealistic to expect there to be a open-source software to interface between two close source software (Gdocs and Indesign). Have you considered using an InDesign alternative? The chance for an workflow similar to what you have in mind is probably higher will all open-source software.

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Yea I’m with you, Im not expecting that, it’s just that that’s the workflow I’m using right now and I know there is this program for them, so that was my reference. I could totally use scribus instead of InDesign and ‘?’ instead of Google docs but I don’t know what is out there. From my online searches, I couldn’t find anything to do this apart from Docsflow/wordsflow, one uses Google drive other Word online.

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https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Embedding_other_external_tools_into_a_TeX_frame

So if you have any kind of text editor that can sync as plain text or LaTeX file you can probably make it work.

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Ah I think you are giving me open source alternatives to Adobe illustrator! For that I use inkscape. My issue is syncing linked text files to a layout design tool (using inDesign). Let’s say you want to do a magazine you bring image and text all together in that tool, and I would like to be able to write on my phone and having the text updated there, just like you would locally on a pc but with the advantges of an online text processor.

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Dessalines
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What does docsflow do? Is it for collaborative document editing?

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It allows to link Google Doc text files to InDesign. That way I could collaborate/edit on other devices a piece of text that is synched to that layout design editor. I can’t find that capability on Scribus, hence being using corporate software.

Edit: I am now solving this by using a OneDrive folder that I can access the text files on mobile. I can then share the texts with my partner for her to have a look and I can link them to a layout file (right now using InDesign but making transition to Scribus).

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If sharing files is the solution, Nextcloud instance (https://operationtulip.com for example) or SyncThing (serverless) is what you need.

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