[scribus] 2 questions: master pages & text flow odd/even pages
John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Fri Aug 7 12:41:52 CEST 2009
ale.comp_06 at xox.ch wrote:
>>> I understand your point, but I thought I could have a text frame
>>> already placed in the page
>>> by using the master pages, then I would edit the frame and input my
>>> text. Do you mean that
>>> I have to create a text frame for each one of the 300 pages of the
>> I think what you're illustrating is that you need to figure out the
>> most efficient order of doing things. Maybe not create 300 empty
>> pages, but create a layout, then copy pages as needed, apply Master
>> Pages as needed.
>> It can be done in any order you want, but there is no sense in
>> creating a page layout 150 or 300 times.
> addendum: scribus won't be able to manage a text flow of 150 to 300
300 pages of linked text frames would certainly be problematic.
I suspect though, that the number of sequentially linked text frames may
be more important than the number of pages per se ?
> you should break you document in several files of about 50 pages.
Yes - some people say less, though I've got away with over 60, though
that document never links text frames over more than a handful of pages.
> you should also create text flows which are just a few
> pages (about 10?) long.
> if this is not possible for you, there are good chances that:
> - scribus is not the right tool for the work you are currently planning
> - you are not planning correctly you work.
Does anybody have any measurements of the number of pages of linked text
frames that become problematic ? No doubt it depends on font size, CPU
power and a host of other things, but it would be good to get a feel for
> on top of it, it may also be that scribus is not mature enough for that
Though I don't know that there is any particular reason to think this ?
I guess the interesting question is how does the document naturally
break down into sections.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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