[Scribus] Book length projects.

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Apr 26 05:13:18 CEST 2007

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 2007/4/25, John R. Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com
> <mailto:john at wexfordpress.com>>:
>     Is Scribus suitable for book length projects? Where would I look for
>     inofrmation on hypenation, TOC generation, Index generation, running
>     heads, widow and orphan supression and the like?   My early attempts
>     have looked very crude when compared to the output of TeX etc.  But
>     perhaps I am looking at the wrong tutorials.
> Hi John,
> It depends mostly on the kind of "book length project" you have in
> mind. If you have a long text and need TOC and Index and
> widow/orphan control I would suggest you use another software. If
> the book you plan to make has lots of pages but at the same time can
> be splitted easily into smaller parts and has also quite a lot
> images and graphics... then I would consider Scribus. Also, please
> note things are evolving rapidly. Scribus might just be the software
> you need in a couple of months from now. Hyphenation in Scribus
> still misses a good exception engine but it works in lots of
> languages and the results aren't that bad. Depends mostly on the
> quality you are after.
I could envision a book relatively short on text and heavy on graphics
that Scribus might do well with. A book of poems would be well-suited.
But heavy text, with features as you describe, it just doesn't make
sense, and perhaps never will.


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