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

Richard eyelagui at adinet.com.uy
Mon Oct 12 05:18:16 CEST 2009

I think you could get some better performance by disabling color 
profile, and adding a better graphics card. (if you have somethig abot 
I used to work on a 2100MHz Athlon with 1GB RAM and an AGP Nvidia 
6600/256MB with very good performance (color profile disabled) load, 
export, etc...  and overpassed 25 pages with at least 5 images/page for 
a price catalog.


S B escribió:
> I use Scribus quite a bit for teaching--produce the teaching materials, and
> include pictures, etc.  I normally don't link my text files (they are
> generally short anyway), and I use quite a few photos/drawings, etc.  It
> seems to me that 15-20 pages is about the practical limit for the program
> right now, given the time it takes to load and draw the screen (Windows XP,
> 1 gig memory, 1.6Ghz processor).  My current class is on the books of Daniel
> and Revelation, and the pdf's are now at 5 megs, for about 13 pages.
>  Because I used more illustrations than normal, that seems to be about the
> practical limit, and for the next lesson I'll have to break things up. That
> said, I love Scribus.  I have InDesign, which unfortunately is completely
> opaque to me, although I've produced a few marketing materials with it.  I
> have to admit that my design talents really leave something to be desired,
> but I certainly enjoy the production process in Scribus. It's got just about
> everything I could imagine wanting.Steve B.
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Bruce Griffis <bruce.griffis at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I put together a list of recipes in OOo writer. I've exported to PDF
>> and used psnup, pstops and ps2pdf to print it out in shrink the text
>> 70%, flip it from portrait to landscape and do 2 pages per side, 4
>> pages per sheet. The numbering for the Table of Contents and Index
>> comes out okay - and it works okay as a basic fold-in-half booklet.
>> However! I would like to do something a little better. I'd like to
>> incorporate images. I'd like to generate an e-book, or possibly a good
>> print-quality book.
>> 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).
>> Would I create a new text box for each recipe, to make it easier to
>> put images where I want them? I simply opened Scribus an d imported
>> text from my OOo Writer file, but that makes it hard to put images
>> where I want them - as I did all 124 pages as one huge text box.
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