[scribus-dev] Fwd: Re: Scribus implementation

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Apr 15 11:28:54 UTC 2014

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Subject: Re: [scribus-dev] Scribus implementation
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:37 +0530
From: Saravanan Kuppusamy <sarankup at gmail.com>
To: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>

Hi Greg,

Thanks. I understand that Scribus saves file XML as format using its own
structure. As I mentioned, we use InDesign as our typesetting system
primarily InDesign supports huge automation in terms of pagination activity
and especially, InDesign preserve the User defined XML tags in InDesign. By
that a nature, we import our client XML in InDesign for pagination, after
few text correction we export the imported XML as is with all updated

Is this possible in Scribus?

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 04/13/2014 01:04 PM, Saravanan Kuppusamy wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are a typesetting company uses InDesign as core typesetting software
> > with a benefit of InDesign automation. Largely we uses XML workflow, ie.,
> > we use XML as source of input to InDesign to generate PDF.
> >
> > I need your help. Could someone of you work with me for Scribus
> > implementation? Prior to that, I wanted to understand whether XML
> supports
> > Scribus like InDesign.
> >
> I think the answer is a qualified yes.
> There is some ability in the works to be able to import IDML files,
> which may or may not be of use to you with your workflow.
> At the same time, if you take a look at the native Scribus file format,
> you will see that this is at least an XML-like format. Therefore, those
> who are familiar with XML conversions should be able to develop this for
> XML to SLA, though I don't want to minimize the work this might entail.
> This sounds like an interesting approach, so please keep in contact to
> let us know what help we might be in this implementation.
> Greg

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