[scribus] New to publishing, Scribus, and this list

Mike Breiding mike at WildWonderfulWV.us
Tue Oct 14 13:55:14 CEST 2008

Hedley Finger wrote:
> Mike:
>> 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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