[Scribus] Scientific publishing

avox avox
Wed May 31 02:33:30 CEST 2006

Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Hi all,
> following the list for more than two years now, I have recognised that a
> lot 
> of people use/tried to use Scribus for scientific publishing purposes --
> with 
> more or less success. 
Those people should use LaTeX / LyX instead.

> Although LaTeX can be considered a standard in this 
> area of publishing, there are certainly many goals that can be easier 
> achieved with a layout software.
Only two things come into my mind: posters and combing articles from several
sources into a proceedings publication.

> In case enough people are interested, I would add a discussion article to
> the 
> wiki or create a metabug on the bugtracker. I believe the requirements of 
> scientific publishing differ enough from general purposes that such a
> special 
> would be justified (besides, it could become one area for the suggested 
> expert teams). Things like file formats, bibliographies, scripting 
> capabilities etc. could be discussed there.
> Please tell me what you think about it.

Sure, but why not discuss it here on the ML? Sounds interesting enough.

Here's my take on it:

Scribus should be able to place LaTeX files into specialized textframes.
Scribus would give LaTeX these textframes as available pages and ask it
to typeset it. Then Scribus would display the result at the place of the

At the same time Scribus would change the LaTeX preamble to define Scribus 
fonts, Scribus colors, disable pagestyles and arrange for pages of different
Page numbering would be modified so it delivers the numbers from the Scribus

LaTeX blibligraphy and index would be another challenge, but surely

I still think authors should *not* use Scribus since a layout application
from the content. Posters and proceedings are another matter altogether; 
or polishing the final layout for a dissertation.

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