[scribus] Making an eBook with Scribus

eric hanuise ehanuise at fantasybel.net
Thu Jan 14 18:37:47 CET 2010

One of the main interest of e-books is to be device-independent, so you 
should in fact stay clear of scribus for that kind of use.
(unless you mean an adobe acrobat document by 'e-book' in which case 
layout is relevant.)

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 01/14/2010 12:16 PM, Aljosa Vidmar wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I would like to turn a 100-page OOo Writer document into a relatively
>> simple eBook with Scribus. I've dabbled with Scribus before (small,
>> max. 3-page documents) and I've read a few tutorials, but I haven't
>> found any directions on how to typeset a book. My text is, as I said
>> before, an OOo document; it has 100 pages (9 chapters, TOC, front
>> cover), there are no images, only formated text. I'd like to hear some
>> tips&  directions on how to go about this task. I don't need a lengthy
>> tutorial, just very short (one sentence) instructions, step-by-step.
> Trying to keep it as simple as possible, I would make a Scribus doc 
> with automatic text frames, one or 2 columns as desired -- I guess 1 
> column would work better for an eBook, and also I wouldn't bother with 
> left/right pages. Take an educated guess at the number of pages, but 
> don't worry about it too much. You can delete anything you don't need, 
> and if you add pages, the frames will be automatically created and 
> linked. Import your ODT file and the text will be formatted as in 
> oowriter, styles created as needed.
> That should be it other than tweaking the layout if desired. Sorry, 
> that was 4 sentences.
> Greg
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