[scribus] Trilingual template - design ideas

avox avox at arcor.de
Mon Nov 30 11:50:13 CET 2009

Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> This isn't strictly a Scribus issue, but I thought I'd ask for ideas
> anyway.
> I've produced a guidebook, basically an A5 publication containing ext
> and descriptions, whih allows visitors to retrace an early medieval
> pilgrimage spot.
> Anyway, the spec has changed, and I've now been asked to create a
> trilingual version (English, Irish and Scots Gallic). The suggested
> revision is that I cram three columns into each page, which frankly
> won't work. As an alternative, I suggested either (a) doing the three
> languages sequentially, or (b) preserving the current English pages and
> adding facing pages, and on the facing pages putting the translations in
> two columns.
> So my question is, has anyone here ever done similar, and do you have
> any templates/proofs I could look at for inspiration.

Just two hints:
- use the font Delicous from exljbris instead of Arial
- when color-keying, chnage the font color, not the background

For the page format you could also choose something like 10,5cm x 21cm or
13cm x 21cm. A5 is an awkward format for pocket guides.

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