[Scribus] Scientific publishing

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed May 31 15:04:13 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 31 May 2006 14:22, Adrianna Pinska wrote:
> On 5/31/06, avox <avox at arcor.de> wrote:
> > > 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.
> Well, another possible area is layout for more informal magazines
> which use a lot of mathematical notation - like mathematical magazines
> aimed at students; that's a real world example from my university.
> These magazines currently have to choose between nice layout and
> terrible formula formatting, or nice formula formatting and formal,
> minimalistic layout.
> > 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
> > frames.
> I think that's a great idea; it would probably be better to make a
> LaTeX plugin like this than to reinvent the wheel and replicate
> everything LaTeX does.  Although maybe eventually, given enough time
> and people working on it, it could be done.

Andreas already plans to do this...

> Perhaps the ideal solution is delegating the formatting of formulae
> and graphs to LaTeX (since this is both very complicated and very
> specialised, and should be left to a specialised tool which already
> does it very well), and handling everything else natively (like
> references and tables of contents, which are more generally
> applicable, and simpler)?

We will see.. but it will happen at some point.

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