[scribus] Best practice: creating a template

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Dec 30 04:24:38 CET 2010

On Wednesday 29 December 2010 17:07:21 Peter Palmreuther wrote:
> On 12/29/10 10:30 pm, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:
> > John Culleton wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > A PDF can be read without any reference to a browser. I wouldn't
> > call it a "Web product." Some governments require certain
> > documents to be readable by the visually impaired with a screen
> > reader.
> Thanks. That's the direction my /UA-question was targeted to.
> I'm working in public service and we're strongly requested (some
> try to make this "enforced") to make electronic documents
> accessible to anybody. Especially with a certain amount of our
> employees being visually impaired we have to take care about this
> issue.
> > While Scribus is not designed to be an HTML creator or editor, it
> > certainly offers options for reading PDFs in a browser. Given the
> > legal requirements for some documents, I think Peter raised an
> > important issue.
> OK. So I'm not completely alone. It would be really nice if
> something in the direction of "Scribus is not only designed to
> produce PDF files sent to a printing company" would make it into
> the roadmap :-)

I still think that PDF is not reflowable, and if that is a requirement 
then HTML or XHTML should be used.

Is someone has contrary information I would appreciate a pointer to 
the source.
John Culleton
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