[scribus] Scribus template for photo book

David Bookbinder davidofma at verizon.net
Wed Nov 17 19:29:02 CET 2010

I'm interested in using Scribis foe a photo book and would be interested in seeing any templates from others who have done this successfully. I'll probably print through Amazon and will get their dimensions, but as this is my first DTP venture having a template to star that includes things like spine and jacket text as well as cover art would be a great help. 


David J. Bookbinder, LMHC

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On Nov 17, 2010, at 1:14 PM, Victor Papp <victor at vpapp.com> wrote:

> Hi
> IMHO its a wrong approach to use multiple duplicates with business cards.
> I always set the page size to 9x5cm (with bleeds if needed).
> And I do compose the card in this paper size.
> Then, i print to postscript and do imposition using pstops and convert to
> pdf with ghostscript for printing.
> I tried the multiple duplicate once, but with complicated cards (several
> layers of bg images, etc) it leads to very big files with reduced
> performance. Also, as mentioned above you cannot use master pages and layers
> in this case - or you should multiple duplicate each layer separately.
> On the other hand, making imposition with pstops you have flexibility and
> its easy to impose several kinds of cards on one A4 page. (In this case each
> kind is on a separate 9x5cm page in one scribus document).
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On 11/17/2010 10:29 AM, John Beardmore wrote:
>>> On 17/11/2010 14:34, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>>>> On 11/17/10, John Beardmore wrote:
>>> Google reveals a number of sites that have Scribus templates.
>>>>> Does anybody have any thoughts on the best template for business
>>>>> cards ?
>>>>> I'm not bothered about what's on the card, just keen to have something
>>>>> which makes laying the cards out on A4 sheets easier.
>>>> http://glabels.org/
>>> Thanks Alexandre, but I had in mind doing them in Scribus, partly
>>> because I'm familiar with it, and partly because I'm working under
>>> windows, so Gnome tools aren't of direct use.
>> Especially with the way that Multiple Duplicate works now, this is pretty
>> close to a trivial matter.
>> I wouldn't even bother with a template, or at least a fully fleshed out
>> one. All your template requires is one business card space in the left upper
>> corner of an A4 sheet. Make your card to your liking, then use Multiple
>> Duplicate to instantly make the needed rows and columns with any necessary
>> gap (or none).
>> There is some homework: get the necessary measurements and distances from a
>> blank sheet. Once you have done this, put the needed information right on
>> your template, in a visible but nonprinting frame.
>> Plan B:
>> Let's say you want some fancy graphics that is repetitive, and all that
>> changes is the text content.  In this case, your template can include all of
>> that on a Master Page, with a multiple-duplicated text frame on top.
>> So if you want, you can get a collection of software programs to do some
>> specialized layout, but for the most part it isn't really necessary.
>> Greg
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