[scribus] a new ebook

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Jun 9 14:12:03 UTC 2012

On 06/09/2012 09:37 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> Do you really think that overreacting to my comments is a good
>>> strategy? Well, good luck then.
>> ...and so the point of your comment is.....?
> Let me see, if I can get the message through.
> Someone with experience of writing a whole book on Scribus starts
> another (highly appreciated) book project that is, once again, related
> to desktop publishing. That very same desktop publishing where people
> kinda use text styles and care about output.

I think that perhaps your skin is a bit thin today, Alexandre.

 From the content of your comments, it seems necessary to point out some 
characteristics of this ebook:

- this is not an officially endorsed nor comprehensive manual or 
reference about Scribus, and furthermore, it is a work in progress. It's 
simply a book I am making available for any commentary which might help 
guide the direction it goes (though I specifically don't want to 
duplicate what others have done or what's already easily available in 
the online manual). For those who thinks it's awful in so many ways, it 
might be best to leave it alone and wait to see if it's going to develop 
into something more interesting to them.

- the ePub format has some limitations, especially in regard to 
considering the various viewers one might you to read it. Sigil is a 
particular implementation to create ePub books, and of course I'm still 
in the process of learning more about the format and Sigil so that the 
reading is a bit more pleasant, whether or not there is something there 
worth reading.

- I was not offended by your comments, even the more vitriolic most 
recent reaction. I was hoping to avoid a lot of unnecessary effort on 
yours or others parts delineating the many shortcomings of the layout of 
the book, since I am aware of these, and will make some effort to make 
these better, but I'm also not going to make this a work of art.


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