[scribus] Using Scribus for novels and short stories

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Jan 15 17:16:49 CET 2011

On Saturday 15 January 2011 10:44:50 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 01/15/2011 10:38 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> > Scribus does not have a handy facility for trim marks. TeX does.
> > In my decade or more of typesetting novels and other books
> > professionally (i.e. I charge money) I have only encountered two
> > publishers that wanted camera ready hard copy. In one case years
> > ago the publisher didn't know that their printer would rather
> > work from a proper size pdf instead of camera ready copy.  I
> > enlightened them.
> As of 1.3.8/1.3.9 Scribus does indeed have a "handy facility" for
> crop marks in the Pre-Press tab of PDF export. Not sure how it
> could be easier.
> Otherwise, this is what Louis tells us as a commercial printer,
> that in most cases he would rather not have crop marks in the PDF,
> but make them himself.
> Greg
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Thanks for the correction on crop/trim marks.  But with a pdf built to 
true page size they aren't needed.  I don't know any printers that 
won't work from a true page size pdf. Do you?
John Culleton
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