[scribus] Best practice: creating a template

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Dec 29 21:38:46 CET 2010

On Wednesday 29 December 2010 15:24:39 Peter Palmreuther wrote:
> On 12/29/10 2:51 pm, John Culleton wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 December 2010 17:46:46 Peter Palmreuther wrote:
> >> At first I was wondering if there are any plans on enabling
> >> Scribus to produce tagged PDF files, so these could become
> >> "PDF/UA safe". It really is a matter for us and as soon somebody
> >> notices the newsletter is not even close to PDF/UA I fear some
> >> people will intervene and try to force me to use MS Word to
> >> create this newsletter *shudder*.
> >
> > Can you define "PDF/UA safe"? I haven't come across that phrase
> > before.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/UA
> http://pdf.editme.com/PDFUA
> In short it's an attempt to make PDF "universally accessible";
> "PDF/UA" means "PDF/Universal Accessibility".
> PDF/UA should enable e.g. screen readers to access information
> within the PDF file better.
> For this it's essential to structure PDF content, including tags to
> markup the contents. Another thing is special markup of hyphenation
> information for enabling text reflow and clean screen reading ...
> But that's a different story.

Scribus is aimed primarily at printed rather than web products, 
although there is a choice when you produce a pdf.  For one thing the 
typical pdf produced by Scribus is very large. 

AFAIK text reflow and PDF are not compatible. For text reflow you should 
probably use HTML or XHTML. 
John Culleton
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