[scribus] New to publishing, Scribus, and this list
mike at WildWonderfulWV.us
Tue Oct 14 13:55:14 CEST 2008
Hedley Finger wrote:
>> 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.
Not really. I have had lots of help from the good folks at CSS Discuss
and NoteTab lists.
>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.
> Regards, Hedley
I downloaded and tried Prince.
The results are here: http://epicroadtrips.com/prince/
I am not sure what it would take to get a decent page.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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