[Scribus] Re: Scribus Digest, Vol 23, Issue 6

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jan 4 17:32:12 CET 2005

On Tuesday 04 January 2005 16:52, Gerald Quakenbush wrote:
> All:
> Just d/l Scribus 1.2 and I am impressed. Used to work with PageMaker
> 3.0/4.0 (yea, I'm old in Internet time...) Hadn't done a lot of DTP work
> recently.
> Anyways, I'm launching a new business venture - an independent publishing
> company. I was about to purchase Quark when I ran across Scribus. Our books
> will be focused on open source and we like to use open source as much as we
> possibly can.
> Anyways - I'm looking for tips and suggestions for doing 250-350 page book
> projects in Scribus. Our books will feature lots of screen captures. One of
> the issues I'm thinking about - should I put each chapter in its own file,
> or try to put everything in one file? I dummyed up a 300 page scribus
> document and flowed the text of the GLBA into it (I knew that law would be
> good for something) and Scribus seemed to slow down quite a bit - but it
> did handle it. (Didn't have any graphics in it.)
> I'd love to hear your suggestions. I'm planning to take what we learn in
> this process and put it together in a paper and share with everyone.

If you arent into CVS, then 1.2.1 which we will release soon has a decent text 
rendering speed improvement, as well as various other additions and fixes..

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