[scribus] Index for large book

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Tue Oct 5 11:20:13 CEST 2010

Le 04/10/2010 18:21, John Jason Jordan a écrit :
> On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:27:56 -0400
> Gregory Pittman<gregp_ky at yahoo.com>  dijo:
>> On 10/04/2010 04:08 AM, JLuc wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> Is there any tool to build the index of a 400+ pages book ?
>>> Since scribus isnt friendly with documents that have 50+
>>> linked-text-frames pages,
>>> i plan to spread the book into 12 chapter files,
>>> the index will be close to the end of the last file.
>> I'll beat John Culleton to the punch and point out that TeX has this
>> built-in, but Scribus does not.
>> Thinking about it, though, I wonder if some modification of the Find
>> function might accomplish this, by searching for a particular
>> Paragraph Style that might be unique various headers, then creating a
>> list from that. It's not accessible from Scripter.
>> There may be some variably complex workarounds too, which could
>> benefit from having the original text done in OpenOffice.
> If I was the author of this book I can assure you that the text would
> have been written in OOo. However, I can also say that during the
> layout process I would have made minor editorial changes in Scribus, so
> the original text is no longer 100% accurate.
> I would do the indexing this way:
> 1) Make a printout of the book from Scribus.
> 2) Export the text from Scribus and open in OOo.
> 3) Page through the text in OOo and make manual page breaks
>      wherever the pages break in the Scribus document.
> 4) Use the indexing function of OOo to create the index.
> 5) Place the generated OOo index into the Scribus document.
> In the past I created indexes manually from a paper copy of the
> finished book, writing the index in an OOo document. The end result is
> the same, but using OOo's indexing function may save a little time.

OK, Thanks for this simpler way to do it than I could think of.
Using tex is a more frightening option...


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