[Scribus] I really shouldn't open my mouth... but I'm going to
Tue Oct 31 20:03:15 CET 2006
Ok - there are three things that stop me getting some of my windows
mates into scribus for their work.
1. The tables thing - there is nothing I can do to sort that and so I
just have to live with it.
2. The size of PDF it produces when I want a baby PDF for a web version.
In the past I've got the impression that fixing this would be tricky
because it all comes down to individual character placement instead of
word / lines. So again I think I have to live with it.
3. Lack of booklet printing. I know all the work around etc etc etc.
But these are Windows Users! These are people who expect a paper clip
to pop up and ask if they need help writing a letter! This is a very
common query on this list which makes me think it would be a popular
Now I may be wrong but I imagine this is possibly relatively easy to
code. After-all the difficult bit is presumably getting the PDF format -
and that's done. So (hence the title) what if I wanted to fix it myself.
I have a fair amount of coding experience in other languages but don't
even know what language Scribus is written in would it be worth my while
even attempting it? Is there a place to look for help and if I did get
it working (hah!) then where would I go to post the "solution" and would
it be taken on by the team? I've seen the naming convention wiki - but
was looking for more of a howto...
The plugin howto seems to be a broken link but I'm not clear if this
would be a plugin or a change to the actual core code (if there is a
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