[scribus] Using Scribus for epub

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 26 15:59:03 UTC 2011

On 06/26/2011 11:01 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Adrienne Carmack
> <adrienne.carmack at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I'm about to start a big project self-publishing several books
>> (with advanced formatting) and am looking at using Scribus.
>> We are going to publish the books both as eBooks and print.
>> Scribus looks like it will suit our needs for print, but I'm
>> wondering if it is a reasonable way to create documents that
>> you are going to convert to epub.
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.scribus/38520
Unless your layout is quite simple, I would recommend separate processes 
for these two outputs, presumably using the same raw materials. The 
reason is that you will find that there isn't much layout in an ePub 
that makes much sense. You're mostly looking for legibility and the 
inclusion of any graphics in a way that they are useful for whatever 
reader one might use.

With a PDF, on the other hand, you have a wide range of layout decisions 
you can make to enhance the appearance, and much more flexibility with 
any included graphics.


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