[scribus] Replying to Rolf

bobparham at comcast.net bobparham at comcast.net
Sun Jul 20 14:46:39 UTC 2014

Hi Bob,

Recently, my father finished his biography which he wrote in a word 
processor and printed and collected the photos in several folders. I 
would like to make the whole thing up into several books using Scribus.

So I wonder if there are many photos in your book and if Scribus really 
handles 300 pages in one file. Many folks here say it's better to split 
it up. As my father's collection consists of time sections and folders 
anyway, it will be easy to make several books out of it, and I intend to 
make different styles according to epoque etc. But I would be interested 
what you would consider the max number of pages for a book.


Rolf, if you put too pages in one file in Scribus it will slow Scribus 
down and you will also lose some flexibility. Total pages in my book is 
300+ and I have over seventy photos and illustrations. I have 24 
chapters with each being placed in a PDF file along with another PDF 
file for the cover. I have front matter in still another file. All of 
these files are then placed in a folder using the title of the book for 
a name. In my case the folder is Reflections and Recollections. My OS is 
Windows 7. By breaking it down this way, I don't believe there is a 
limitation to the number of pages.

This works for me but keep in mind that I, with help of a caregiver, am 
printing all pages plus cover on an ink jet printer and using Perfect 
Binding to bind the books. I have done 36 so far. At this point I have 
had no experience with engaging a printer for printing the book. It 
might not be too long before I get a professional publisher to produce it.

If you have additional questions, I will be happy to answer them to the 
best of my knowledge.


*Bob Parham*

*People may forget what you did and people may forget what you said but
people will never forget how you made them feel.**



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