[scribus] Doing a cookbook - how to treat each recipe

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Oct 11 18:23:46 CEST 2009

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 10/11/2009 11:56 AM, John Beardmore wrote:
>> Bruce Griffis wrote:
>>> When putting this together, wuld I treat each chapter as a separate
>>> file, then merge them? Would I do it as one file and just deal with
>>> the length of time it takes to load (right now I'm at 124 pages).
>> I've formed the unverified impression that if you keen keep chunks of 
>> text down to just a few linked text frames, things slow down a lot 
>> less quickly as the number of pages increases.
>> With I've been up to about 60 pages. While not fast, speed 
>> was not a problem.
>> 1.3.5.x is supposed to be quicker with large documents, so you may get 
>> away without splitting it, and I certainly wouldn't split it until you 
>> have to.
> Maybe a future GSOC project might be to find a way to link documents, so 
> that one could sequentially and automatically load documents, and maybe 
> even sequentially export them to a single PDF. (Just some off the top of 
> my head thinking)

Might not be a bad plan. I suppose however big a document scribus can 
cope with there will always be somebody who wants bigger.

I suppose the maximum size of book that can reasonable be printed might 
be one possible limit.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,AIEMA,MEI
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