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

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Thu Jun 5 08:53:13 UTC 2014

That's actually quite helpful visual feedback, thanks, Peter.

It doesn't fix my problem, but it helps understand why it's sufficiently
complex that the tool is not there, yet. The original point still stands
though, and this makes it clearer, (at least to me), why Scribus is the right
place to export the PDF, which Scribus knows how to write. Therefore it would
also know how to export the epub correctly as well. I think.


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 09:32:31AM +0200, Peter Nermander wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> >
> What I was trying to tell you is that it is not necessarily laid out
> correctly.
> When you view the PDF you see an "image" rendered by the PDF viewer, but
> you do not see in what order the items (and for Scribus each character is
> an item) were laid out (you would maybe see on a very very slow computer).
> When Scribus creates a PDF it does not necessarily start in the top left
> corner and work itself downwards, it might as well place the objects by the
> order they appear in the SLA or some other arbitrary order.
> When you see the word "Hello!" you do not know in what order the letters
> were placed. For a visual reading the order is not important as long as the
> are all in the correct place.
> You can decompress a PDF and look at the "postscript" within the PDF to see
> the complexity.
> /Peter
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