[scribus] 2 questions: master pages & text flow odd/even > pages

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Aug 8 17:15:40 CEST 2009

On Saturday 08 August 2009 06:44:27 am Fritz Eichelhardt wrote:
> hi all,
> > From: John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>
> >
> > If you have pages side by side, and e.g., the left page is in
> > Latin and the right page is in English (think old style
> > Catholic Missals) then the text on one side should be a direct
> > translation of the text on the other.  So linking and flowing
> > the text of both sides is not a solution. Very quickly the two
> > text flows would get out of sync.   The best you could do is
> > take the more verbose language and flow it into a series of
> > pages. Then break up the text from the other language into
> > matching page size segments and insert each segment into the
> > blank page opposite its mate in terms of meaning.
> >
> > For  50 pages I would just flow the English text into 25 pages.
> > Then I would insert additional pages, one opposite each English
> > page, one at a time, and put the pertinent translation on it.
> seems fiddly time-consuming and nerve-racking to me.
> whenever you make a mistake, you have to restart deleting,
> copying and pasting again, then checking if everything is ok.
> why not:
> linking and flowing the text of left side
> linking and flowing the text of right side
> formatting, if necessary
> resize the frames of the side with the more verbose language
>                (last step should not be nessecary)
> resize the frames of the side with the less verbose language
> seems less error-prone and if you make an error, you just have to
> resize one frame.

Might work.  Depends on the nature of the documents. 

John Culleton
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