[scribus] Scribus sla to epub (export) q. (calibre does not work)

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Thu Jun 5 07:20:00 UTC 2014

My bad. I should have clarified that this book is 172 pages of mixed text and
full colour photographs. This is not a simple matter of running through a text
file. The images need to be extracted and the text needs to flow above and
below them, even if not around them.

At the moment the Calibre pdf->epub throws the images over several pages and
dumps the text on top of the images too...

Going from PDF to epub makes sense because everything is laid out correctly, as
it is in the original SLA. Somehow all of this gets lost in any further
conversions. That is the problem, it's like having to start all over again in
Word/LibreOffice. Seems a bit barseackwards, no?


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 09:05:27AM +0200, Ermin de Winkel wrote:
> LS
> Since epub is mainly text oriented, I rather would make a rtf or
> word file and convert this using Calibre.
> Ermin
> Richard Foley schreef op 5-6-2014 9:01:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >I recall from earlier discussions on the list, that an epub exporter was
> >planned, but not integrated, for Scribus. The recommendation at that time was
> >to export from Scribus to PDF, and then to use Calibre to go from PDF to epub.
> >
> >The problem I have is that while the Scribus-exported.PDF is spot-on perfect,
> >printed to hard copy via LSI, etc., the resulting Calibre-exported.epub is
> >complete rubbish. I used the following command:
> >
> >     ebook-convert in.pdf out.epub --enable-heuristics
> >
> >I realize this is not a Calibre support forum, please bear with me. However,
> >using PDF as the intermediary, when all the information is already in Scribus
> >still strikes me as slightly odd. Perhaps that's because I don't understand
> >file import/export/conversions, but I was hoping to go directly from Scribus to
> >epub, and remove one link in the chain.
> >
> >Does anyone have any other suggestions of how to either improve the epub, or to
> >get directly to an epub, from Scribus itself? Or perhaps how to improve the
> >pdf->epub so that it's usable? All help tips appreciated.
> >
> >Cheers.
> >
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