[Scribus] OO Writer

Tim Jowers timjowers
Sat Oct 14 17:46:25 CEST 2006

Thanks Greg,

  Thanks, I probably should have started with Scribus... we have some
more technical books to release but the main point of mine is to get
business people to realize the world is more than just a few SW


On 10/14/06, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> Tim Jowers wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >   I'm looking for some help with creating a PDF. Trying to publish via
> > LuLu. They need an Adobe-compatible PDF. Tried with 50 page dummy PDF
> > from Scribus. 1.4 PDF. Good. Works. Tried with PDF from OO Writer.
> > Bad. Fonts are not embedded. Also .ps from OO writer failed processing
> > at LuLu.
> >    So I hoped to go OpenOffice.org Writer -> Scribus -> PDF -> LuLu.
> > No joy. Can anyone tell me how I might could "Get Text" (right click
> > option) for a 412 page file? Right now my option seems to be to create
> > 412 smaller files and do one at a time. And then re-place the 70 or so
> > images and the charts.
> >
> > The book is at http://www.serviza.com/bizbook/SoftwareIsFree59.odt or
> > http://www.serviza.com/SoftwareIsFree-ForBusiness.pdf
> >
> The short answer is that you're talking about a mountain of work to
> import into Scribus after already creating a 412 page book, though it's
> doable.
> Check this thread:
> http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2006-September/019962.html
> which talks about using Distiller to make your project acceptable by Lulu.
> Also, at some point check out the tutorial on the Wiki:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Get_Started_with_Scribus
> which may in the future help you organize the task of using oowriter and
> Scribus. Organization from the get-go is going to be the key to
> simplifying the process.
> BTW, I scanned through your PDF, not so much for content, but I like the
> nice, clean look.
> Greg
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