[Scribus] XML format used in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sat May 14 23:25:51 CEST 2005

PLinnell wrote:

>I think this is where we beat the competitive world in DTP. Our 
>transparency and attention to these details without even users asking 
>is sometimes not so evident though.
This is all good to know.  I wasn't trying to be contrarian. 
The Scribus file format has a lot going for it, so even those who are 
focused on Scribus development have a fairly distinct roadmap, there is 
certain to be some surprising and unanticipated ways that someone might 
want to incorporate Scribus.  Perhaps conversion to html (aside from 
their wide use, PDFs on the web are a source of annoyance because of 
their size), perhaps generating a newletter in a "mass customization" 
way, in which a newsletter created in Scribus can be generated in 
multiple languages with each having its own set of images.  Doable 
within Scribus, but what if you could do one version, then make a 
utility to make all the others in about 15 seconds (and a task that 
could be done on a PDA that doesn't even have Scribus), then batch 
Scribus to generate the PDFs?


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