[scribus] Long Document Preparation Workflows

Henrik Larsen henrikslarsen at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 9 12:56:15 CET 2010

Joop wrote:

Regularly I have to lay-out simple booklets and books from 20 up to 300 
pages, and, aware of the warnings not yet use Scribus for many page 
books, every three months or so I look at the site of Scribus to see if 
it already possible to use Scribus for those tasks. So what keeps the 
developers (who I thank very much for what they already have made 
possible) from making that Scribus can also be used for big books 
(without splitting the file in several pieces, what is often very 
annoying), and without workaround with other programs as LateX, XML, 
etc. Just plain Scribus. I would think that such would be a priority. I 
now use Writer (OpenOffice.org), even when the books have images or 
diagrams, but then I miss several Scribus facilities.
I think that not only I would benefit, but that this would enhance the 
use of Scribus greatly. Since it is an often heard problem, users expect 
that they can use Scribus like the big programs.

/end quote

I agree to the last part in particular: The lack of long document support is causing me to worry about using Scribus for editing and layout projects! Is there anything on the horizon, or should those with such needs seek other pastures? I tried OO Writer, but though it works, the memory pressure seems to be too much, and it starts behaving rather erratically with much graphic and pagecount in it. Scribus was to be my rescue, it seems now I might have been too hopeful?

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