[scribus] Download manual.

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 00:39:21 UTC 2012

On 12/22/2011 06:28 PM, Owen wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:31:12 -0500
> john Culleton<John at wexfordpress.com>  wrote:
>> Need a local manual for Scribus 1.4.0 and/or 1.5.0. Is there a
>> single file (zip, tarball etc.) I can download somewhere? The
>> online manual is jazzy but I prefer a local copy.
> Have a look in share/doc/scribus/en where you will find all the html
> files for the manual.
> Maybe there is a tex tool that will convert that to a manual for you?
> If not there may well be a docbook tool to do it.

Just ran across this old message.

When I have been editing the manual, at times I have simply copied out 
the html files, with its subdirectory images to some other location.

Inside the en/ directory where the html files are, is a file named 
menu.xml, which is used as a TOC/linking for the manual.

It's not so hard to convert this xml file to html -- all you really need 
to do is to convert the xml tags to valid html, and it will work. You 
also need to set up a list structure. Once you link to the html files, 
the links to images should be automatic.

If you want to be more creative, you could leave the manual in place and 
adjust the links accordingly if you make a new menu.html file. This 
would have the advantage of having up to date files when the manual gets 


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