[scribus] Scribus Limits, Present and Future

Ciro Soto ciro at kavyata.com
Fri Aug 7 23:07:58 CEST 2009

An alternative solution could be the approach used by FrameMaker.
You prepare the whole in book in small files, and there is the 'file organizer'
where one lists the file to be concatenated to produce the final book.
It would be a list like this:


this allows to keep small individual files, and also to print a single pdf file,
using the correct page numbering from file to file automatically.


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On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Hirwen HARENDAL<harendalh at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From: johnjeff at editide.us
>> 1. It sounds to me from a.l.e's and John Beardmore's comments that I
>> should not expect Scribus to smoothly handle any single file of more
>> than about 50 or 60 pages, regardless of the linkages between text
>> boxes. Is that correct? This seems like a pretty significant
>> limitation for producing medium to long book projects. Does Scribus
>> support some sort of book system where master pages, page numbers and
>> other bits can be controlled across multiple files?
> ** Not at all. Make a sla file by chapter or part with your master pages and
> an other one for the cover. When all is done, export all sla files to PDF,
> then merge files with a program like PDFcreator (or PDFTK, PDFSam etc.)
> Regards
> Hirwen
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