[scribus] a new ebook (a.l.e)
mehor at gmx.com
Mon Jun 11 15:15:41 UTC 2012
On 06/11/2012 04:35 PM, mir wrote:
> We recently had to create an ebook from a 430 page book we typeset in
> Scribus over several months of work. It was a bit depressing to find out
> Scribus couldn't export to HTML or any other simple tagged format. Only to
> plain text (no markup) or PDF.
> We had to export to PDF and from there to epub with Calibre and take it
> from there with Sigil. Lots of extra work.
> The HTML/XML export feature has been requested (
> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=2974), hopefully some simple
> implementation (even without CSS) is done soon.
Which is why it's important to prepare document/project (and I mean to
the final stage, when there's no more work regarding the content) in a
word processor or even a text editor, from which one can create all
sorts of outputs. Using Scribus or any other layout app in actual
developing stage is an overkill in most situations, especially when
multiple outputs are expected. IMHO, Scribus should be *the* final stage
of a document preparation process, not one of the stages.
I encountered somehow similar situation with LaTeX; even if there is a
possibility to export a LaTeX document to HTML, in practice it doesn't
work very well, especially if you're using a lot of custom commands and
other sorts of customization.
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