[scribus] Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Delay)

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 2 13:26:11 UTC 2014

On 11/01/2014 09:29 PM, S B wrote:
> I write for the electronic publishing world (just started, since retirement
> from another industry).  Normally, I create documents in a word-processor,
> but Scribus is increasingly attractive to me because of its adaptability.
> As everyone who uses it knows, it is an outstanding program.  I've used it
> for years.  Here is my question:
> Amazon supports a "sort of" conversion to its .mobi format via their Kindle
> comic book creator (an interesting task, but not difficult, just quirky).
> However, Amazon supports a direct conversion from InDesign.  Are there any
> plans to make Scribus able to export InDesign documents, or are the two
> platforms just too dissimilar?
> I see plans to support import are in the works, but export would be a dream
> for those of us who love Scribus, and who produce documents that go beyond
> text.
> Any news?

If it ever gets finished, a Scribus epub exporter or converter is a more
sensible way to go. Epub to mobi convertors are quite good. There has
been some work on an IDML importer to Scribus, but not an exporter to IDML.

My experiences with converting PDFs to epub or mobi formats are not
good, regardless of the method. Typically the biggest problem is the
lack of flexibility of the text flow, which needs to adapt to font and
font size on the reader.

As things stand right now, I would prefer to use the raw material (text
and images) and make an epub with Sigil.


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