[scribus] Editing a book, any hints or gothchas?
John at wexfordpress.com
Sat Feb 28 18:46:07 UTC 2015
On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:48:38 -0500
John Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:26:28 +0100
> "a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:
> > hi
> > >
> > >> Unfortunately, you can only set Automatic
> > >> text frames when you create a new document.
> > >> The workaround might be to create a new one
> > >> and import your pages from the old one if
> > >> you've already started.
> > > Is there any technical reason why it isn't
> > > possible to enable automatic text frames
> > > after a document have been created? Or is it
> > > just a matter of lack of developer time for
> > > that feature?
> > >
> > in my eyes, it should only be possible to set
> > it in the document settings and not in the new
> > file dialog.
> > who thinks about it, when creating the file?
> Well I do.
> But bowing to the current feature set I have
> just broken the customer-supplied pdf file into
> chapter segments via pdftk. Than as needed I
> will extract the text into individual text
> files from each such segment. Here is my script
> for the extractions:
> pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat A27-44 output
> chapter_2.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat A48-77
> output chapter_3.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat
> A78-99 output chapter_4.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf
> cat A100-115 output chapter_5.pdf pdftk
> A=jan25.pdf cat A116-161 output chapter_6.pdf
> pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat A162-185 output
> chapter_7.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat A186-198
> output append.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat
> A199-200 output ack.pdf pdftk A=jan25.pdf cat
> A201-208 output index.pdf
> Since the customer uses roman numbers for the
> frontmatter I had to determine the page ranges
> by scanning the original pdf in okular and
> noting the true page numbers for each chapter
> head. pdftk doesn't work on page numbers but on
> true page order disregarding numeration.
> I had a similar script for extracting the
> contents of each pdf chapter etc. subfile into a
> text file. These text subfiles are useful in
> both scribus and the context version of TeX.
There is a great huge gotcha however. I create
each 50 page segment with text frame linking
enabled. Now I want to break the frames apart
while retaining the text currently in each.
There doesn't seem to be a way to do this even
if I insert individual end of frame markers.
Do I need to break the input text for each
segment into 50 separate files?
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