[scribus] Preferred workflow for mostly text book

Mary Moore tennesseelady21 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 21:46:47 UTC 2014

Hi John,

I have just completed my 3rd novel using scribus, all three about 300 pages
1st set up your book using whatever size and margins it requires
Then setup your styles for the interior, I use one for copyright, titles,
text, etc
Once you have your first pages completed..ie title, copyright, dedication
and so forth you are now ready for the text proper

 These are my husband's books. He prepares his manuscript using Open
Office. You can import the chapters from there or use notepad to copy each
I personally like to copy each chapter into notepad and then onto scribus
storyeditor and use my styles. Then you can link your pages. I like the
control of one chapter at a time.

Don't forget to make two master pages left for author and right for title.

I can send a sample of the first few pages if you need.

Good luck!

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM, john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com>wrote:

> I am trying my first real book interior in
> Scribus, and the page count will exceed 128.
> There will be text plus lots of black and white
> illos. I will use 1.5.0.
>  So what is the preferred workflow:
> 1. Type each chapter externally and import as text
> into a set of linked pages. Then export the
> chapter as pdf.
> 2. Type each chapter using story editor. Then
> export the chapter as pdf.
> 3. Type the whole book in one document.
> I am concerned about two things: speed/ease of
> production and size of the ultimate pdf. It seems
> to me that if I merge chapters using pdftk
> then there will be a lot of repetition in the pdf
> of fonts etc.
> My background is TeX, both pdftex and Context
> MK!V.
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