[scribus] toolchain question

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Oct 16 14:50:36 CEST 2008

Gergely Buday wrote:
> Hi Scribus experts,
> Newbie questions. I would like to create a press-ready black and white
> pdf document with crop marks. I have the original document in Word
> format. I read at
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Export/Import_capabilities_of_Scribus,_OpenOffice.org,_Inkscape,_GIMP,_and_Krita
> that importing Word is possible. Will I be able to create the above
> described pdf document with Scribus?
> An alternative would be to LaTeXize the sources - create encapsulated
> postscript and import that into Scribus. My concern is that according
> to
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Imposition
> crop marks are not a feature yet. What is the state of the art?
> Which would produce better results, using the original Word file or a
> LaTeXized version?
By far, you will get better results in Scribus itself, ie, importing the 
text from a Word doc in plain text to a text frame. To import from Word 
to Linux you need antiword, if you're using Scribus in Windows, you 
already have everything you need.

See the recent thread about Crop marks about that issue, for which you 
can use a script included with Scribus.


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