[scribus] Long Document Preparation Workflows

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sat Jan 9 16:31:55 CET 2010

On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 10:12:01 -0500
Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On 01/09/2010 06:56 AM, Henrik Larsen wrote:
> > 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? 
> For now and the foreseeable future, the recommended method is to
> break your work into 20-30 page fragments, export these to PDF, then
> splice them together with something like pdftk -- other utilities are
> also available.
> This is how Christoph and I (disclaimer: Christoph did the layout
> work) managed to make the PDF for our Scribus manual (400+ pages), so
> quite large projects are possible.

i guess he was also refering to the cross references and TOC part of a long document...

with some dedication, you can manage those, too, but we have to admit that scribus is still not a good tool for it...


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