[Scribus] Research journal publishing
Mon Oct 9 15:44:28 CEST 2006
Jonathan Briggs wrote:
> I'm currently testing Scribus (188.8.131.52 under Fedora) to see whether we
> could use it for our research journals, as a possible replacement for
> our existing DTP software, 3B2. Maybe it's a bit unfair to compare
> Scribus with a very expensive piece of high-end software, but from what
> I've seen of Scribus, it's very impressive. I'm keen on using
> open-source software wherever possible, and I think Scribus is a
> definite possibility for the near future. I have a few queries and
> suggestions, mostly related to the text engine (some of these I think
> are on the roadmap, but I'll mention them anyway). Please forgive me if
> I've misunderstood anything.
> Is there a way of going from a given point in a text frame to the story
> editor, with the cursor at the corresponding place in the story editor?
> At the moment it seem that the cursor is always positioned at the
> beginning of the text, and it then takes time to locate the correct
> point, especially in a document running to 10 or 20 pages. It would be
> great if the story editor cursor would position itself at the same point
> in the text as the text-frame cursor.
You will probably find that for editing the text that using a text
editor or word processor will be much more efficient, especially for
> Another suggestion for the story editor. It would be good if all the
> hidden structure (control codes, font changes, etc) of the text stream
> could be optionally revealed (a bit like the old Wordperfect 'reveal
> codes'). Also, it would be great if some sort of non-printable markup
> could somehow be embedded in the text, for example to indicate authors'
> first names and surnames (eg for later extraction by a script).
There isn't much in the way of "control codes". If you look at an .sla
file you will see what I mean. One way to control/reduce complexity is
to use paragraph styles, in which case you can see all the features of a
Document information can be entered in File > Document Setup > Document
info, and this will not print with the document.
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