[scribus-dev] Fwd: Re: Scribus implementation
gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Apr 15 13:06:33 UTC 2014
If anyone replies to this, please CC to Saravanan. I don't know how to
answer his questions.
On 04/15/2014 07:28 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> 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:
>>> 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
>>> 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.
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