[scribus] Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Delay)

robwhite.watford at tiscali.co.uk robwhite.watford at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 14:25:21 UTC 2014

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>From: gpittman at iglou.com
>Date: 02/11/2014 
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>Subj: Re: [scribus] Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Delay)
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 
>> 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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Hi Gregory,

you know if there are any plans to include more interactive pdf 
elements within in the forthcoming release of Scribus? 

I was thinking 
particularly in terms of animation, audio and video. It would make a 
really nice Christmas present to be able to produce my magazine as a 
pdf with animations and video.



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