[Scribus] Docbook XML import
Mon Apr 4 20:38:19 CEST 2005
I'm not entirely certain, here, but it looks like a pretty good
candidate for text filters and maybe a bit of scripting. Have a look at
http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Laying_out_articles to see if that can
be made to suite your needs. There's also the Linux Journal article
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/8098 discussing an author using Scribus
for his RPG. The book's author posted a few comments about his process
at http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=13564 Those should give you
some useful ideas. Combined with a good Docbook filter and a script, it
should work pretty much the same as you've done with Quark.
Please! Post a tutorial if/when you have solution. I'm sure there are
others (me) who are interested.
Steve Herrick wrote:
>Hey, folks, I want to echo Phil's question, here. What's the best way
>to turn DocBook into Scribus' format? TIA.
>On Apr 1, 2005 11:18 AM, Phil Hughes <fyl at a42.com> wrote:
>>When we were first starting TUX magazine I mentioned the idea of
>>importing our XML-tagged files into Scribus so we could use it for
>>layout. (We currently use Quark and converting the Docbook XML to
>>Quark format is one of the many filters we have.)
>>Well, TUX issue 1 is out there done with Quark but we want to get it
>>into Scribus as soon as possible. I am including below a "chunk" of
>>the markup we have. That is, I deleted the unimportant stuff and tried
>>to only include one of each type of thing. There are more but this
>>gives the basic idea.
>>What I am looking for are suggestions on the best approach. That is,
>>we can do a lot of work with XSLT like we do for the other formats, do
>>a lot of work with a Scribus script or a combination. I am guessing a
>>combination is actually the right answer.
>>Whatever we do should get Docbook XML import close to a reality for
>>Scribus. I have added some comments in [ ] below. Thanks for any suggestions.
>>[There is potentially more in this section. The main thing is that it
>>needs to be moved to the end of the article. Probably something for
>>pre-processing before a Scribus filter sees the article.]
>>eBay is a popular auction portal that lets
>>visitors search for used or new products at a
>>reduced price and bid on those items.
>>What in the world is a snipe, you ask?
>>Sniping is an efficient way to tell Bidwatcher to
>>place a bid on a particular item a few seconds
>>before the auction expires.
>><imageobject><imagedata fileref="7947bidf1.png" format="PNG"/></imageobject>
>>[This tag creates instructions to the layout person (message in red)
>>in Quark. Nothing automatic here.]
>>Bidwatcher Tracking Several eBay Auctions
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