[scribus] Long Document Preparation Workflows

avox avox at arcor.de
Sun Jan 3 00:03:04 CET 2010

Aaron W. Hsu wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've been trying to search through the archives for answers to my  
> questions, but I'm afraid that I haven't quite found them. Many of the  
> responses seem to relate to older versions of Scribus. Perhaps someone can  
> help me with long document preparation.
> I tend to write strong text-oriented documents which have a lot of  
> character styles and a fairly complex hierarchy of headings and other  
> objects that would be turned into entries in Table of Contents, indexes,  
> cross-references, &c. 
> ...
> If Scribus can't do them natively, is there some sort of workflow that  
> allows for this sort of development which doesn't force me to do  
> everything manually?
> 	Aaron W. Hsu
> -- 
> A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
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Hi Aaron,

currently Scribus does not offer the support you need for the kind of
documents you create.

There are two things planned for Scribus 1.5, either of which might provide
a good workflow to you:

1. Linked LaTeX frames (aka render frames)
It's already possible to include LateX output directly in Scribus, but
that's currently limited to single frames. In the future it's planned to
allow linked image frames, so it would be possible to stream
multipage LaTeX documents into a Scribus document.

2. Storing text in external XML files
This would allow to prepare well-formed XML files by some external means (eg
a text editor) and then use a CSS-like technique to format them in Scribus.
I'm currently working on this, but it will probably take some time until
this provides a workable workflow for you (maybe end of 2010).

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