[scribus] Advice on make this lay out.
eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Mon Sep 30 06:37:58 UTC 2013
Am 27.09.2013 14:46, schrieb wena-parry at talktalk.net:
> I am attempting to make a bilingual hymn book. The English on the left
> page and the Welsh on the right. The example I have made is very hard
> work – I have 3 text boxes on each page, the hymn number on the left,
> (for the English) that will also have notes, The hymns follow towards
> the mild – the page number at the bottom of each page.
> The Welsh is opposite with the hymn numbers on the right. That will make
> the different language to face each other, so that both languages could
> be viewed together.
> The page size is to be A5. There will be some 280 pages. I am using
> Scribus 1.4. 2. on a Windows XP
> Wena D Parry.
Yes Wena, I would use A5 pages and let them show up in Scribus as
double-sided layout. That should make it easier for everyone to cope
with page numbering. And it is easy to make it up for A5-on-A4-printing
If you want one big text file for English and one for Welsh (as I can
see from your example), you could build a layout with one big text frame
on the left and one on the right. Then you make paragraph styles for
headings and body text, maybe sticking to line...lines [don't know the
word used for it in the English version] would be quite nice.
Use the same paragraph styles in OOo or whatever you use to write them
and import them, so the styles should be used (but try this before to
make sure it really runs like this :-) ).
Now you import the English text to the first left page (2 or 4), then
click on to the next page on the left and link all these frames. (Or is
there an automatical way for this? No idea...)
The other way would be to use one text file for each hymn, but you would
end up having to layout one song per page or adding by hand another
frame for the next text on a page if one is too short.
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