[scribus] New to publishing, Scribus, and this list
hfinger at handholding.com.au
Tue Oct 14 02:19:55 CEST 2008
> But my first question is: Is this do-able for a newbie? Or am I nuts?
I looked at the code for your web site and you seem to know a fair bit
about HTML and CSS. May I suggest you look at Prince, an HTML (or XML,
come to that) formatter that uses CSS to specify formats and outputs to
PDF? The book /Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the web/ by Hakon
Lie and Bert Bos was written in HTML and output to PDF by Prince. If
you want an automatically generated table of Contents and index, you
have to do a bit of XSLT work. Or you could just hand craft the front
and back matter in some other application and prepend and append to the
generated PDF file. See <http://www.princexml.com/download/>.
It costs a bit but may be worth keeping your hair. You may be able to
download and do the job for free for a one-off job if you can get around
the evaluation spoiler, which doesn't seem difficult.
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