[scribus] question

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Aug 24 02:32:07 UTC 2013

On 08/23/2013 10:21 PM, Hans Schmidt wrote:
> Am 24.08.2013 01:00, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
>> Something that could be done would be to create a .zip file from a
>> directory and its contents, and you could do this yourself. This is in
>> essence what an ePub is. It might be worth a consideration for Scribus
>> to have the capability of unzipping such a file. It can gzip an .sla
>> file. Perhaps a 2-step process of Collect for Output, then zip. I
>> wonder if a script might be written to do this zipping....
>> The problem with saving images in .sla files is the size. You might
>> have a multi-MB file for one picture, and some Scribus projects have
>> dozens or hundreds of pictures.
> Of course, creating a zip file by yourself is no problem. It just comes
> down to lazyness: Do I want to manually zip and unzip a file every time
> bevor I use it? Even a script is not really convenient.
> It is *much* more convenient if this could be done by Scribus in the
> background, just as it is done with .odt or .docx files. If speed/size
> is an issue, you could always give the option to save it the current
> way, uncompressed and in a folder.
You might consider submitting a feature request, once you figure out 
precisely what you want/need, and what others might find useful also. As 
I say, I think it's just an extension of Collect for Output, and 
therefore might be first of all included as an option in that dialog, 
and then secondly, have the output recognized as a type of file to open, 
unzipping in the process.



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