[Scribus] Open Source Software and Book Authors

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Dec 15 14:53:03 CET 2006

On Friday 15 December 2006 14:25, wtb41 wrote:
> I have written a book containing no graphics (no pictures or charts); it
> has straight type, bulleted lists, numbered lists, and tables. I need the
> ability to automate the building of a table of contents and an index. In
> addition to the standard font for type, I need a font (expert set)
> providing small caps, ligatures, and oldstyle figures. I need to be able to
> produce a PDF with embedded fonts. I also need an option regarding
> subsetting of the embedded fonts (some book manufacturers want subsetting;
> others don't).
> As far as I know, the open-source community offers 2 applications that
> might be used to meet my needs. They are (1) Scribus and (2)
> OpenOffice.org's Writer. Neither of these applications is feasible today.
> Here are the reasons:
> 1. Scribus cannot (a) automate the building of a table of contents and an
> index or (b) import tables. The procedures that have been sketched to me
> for getting tables (from another document) into a Scribus document are too
> onerous to be considered seriously (my book has many tables). So scratch
> Scribus off the list of feasible solutions.

Its not very automatic, but Scribus does have a TOC generator.


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