[scribus] a new ebook

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Mon Jun 11 16:17:03 UTC 2012

> could you please explain what you mean here?

It is more or less the same problem that web designers have been
facing for years. When you are designing a book for print, you know
the media. You know the page size, you know the resolution needed for
images, you know if the media can handle color or not.

For an e-book, you don't know much of that. Maybe the reader will even
use a speech reader to read the book.

> the idea behind my plugin is that you can export your scribus work in
> some sort of html that is suitable to produce an ebook.

I think it would be better to create the content somewhere else, and
then import into Scribus for print and into some other application for
e-books. So, better import filters for Scribus would be a better way,
essentially making Scribus an "adjsutable CSS" for the content.

> in fact, the plugin will produce an ebook, but with very little control
> how the conversion takes place. so, if you want to produce a nice ebook
> you will probably have to further edit its layout in an ebook editor.

So, first edit in Scribus, then edit in another application? And what
if you discover in the other application that there are changes needed
also in the Scribus version? The back to Scribus, make a new export?
Or try to keep two different versions synched... well, what was the
advantage with using one source?


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