[Scribus] Book length projects.

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Apr 26 13:41:42 CEST 2007

Jason Champion wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> 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.
>> Greg
> Why wouldn't it?
The main question comes down to, what is Latex lacking? Admittedly it's
not perfect, it has its issues, but for handling bibliographies, TOC,
indexes, headings and subheadings, all of this is built-in and working well.


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