[scribus] Scribus export to InDesign

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 2 13:29:00 UTC 2014

Just changing the Subject to something more appropriate.

On 11/02/2014 08:26 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
> Greg

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