[Scribus] Book cover in Document layout

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Oct 1 20:34:44 CEST 2007

On Monday 01 October 2007 20:21:05 Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Hi list,
> The recent post from Celso Junior on automated spine in "EasyPose", gave
> me an idea.
> Wouldn't it be a nice feature to have at creative level as well? I mean,
> within Scribus. More often than not there is some graphic involved on
> that part of the cover, such as the book title, author, collection,
> publisher's logo and so on. This always has to be done by hand afaik.
> It would be nice to have this done with input values like with text
> frames that you can change at will. I would see it in the proposed
> Document layout in the "New document" dialog: "Book cover". Would be
> nice if it was as simple as modifying the size of a frame but this would
> apply to a smaller (narrower) page in a 3-page document (in the order,
> from left to right, back cover, spine, front cover). Then, if any of the
> 2 input values change, the spine automatically changes too. If there are
> already some elements there, Scribus could tell the user that there was
> a change that requires attention. The program could offer such option as
> center automatically all elements in the new spine width (if it's
> larger) or shrink them to fit the new width. As I see it, one could also
> skip the 2 fields with a check box and enter a width value, depending
> upon the info available. And automated behavior could also be skipped to
> let users do just what they want.
> BTW, the 3-fold option could be given those extra fields. And if we go
> further, we could simply give all elements the possibility to be of
> different width, taking then care of the issue with folding. Not all
> panels of a pamphlet are necessarily equal.

Spines are something I'm looking into right now, esp wrt paper types and sizes 


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