[scribus] Question from a complete newbie

Javier García Alfaro javiergalfaro at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 03:26:57 UTC 2017

I made a 196 page book[1] in Scribus 1.4.6, I had to split it into 10
documents to be manageable after several crashes.

[1] https://issuu.com/periodicoeleslabon/docs/libro

2017-02-13 23:15 GMT-03:00 John Jason Jordan <johnxj en gmx.com>:

> On Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:52:39 +0000
> Dave Brzeski & Jilly Paddock <dave en cathaven.co.uk> dijo:
> >I picked up a copy of the Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide by Cedric
> >Geary and was a little worried when I read in the preface that Scribus
> >was ideal for helping create business card, brochures, newsletters,
> >magazines & catalogues, but books aren't mentioned. Is Scribus up to
> >the task of laying out paperback books and are there any limitations I
> >need to know about going in?
> I haven't used the latest versions for book length work, although I
> hear that there have been improvements in the speed for long documents.
> In the past Scribus became slower and slower the longer the
> document became, hence it was not recommended for long jobs.
> Having said that, there are tricks to avoid speed problems. The most
> obvious is to split the work into smaller files, e.g., make each
> chapter a separate file, then export each to PDF and assemble the PDFs
> into the final document with PDF tools. But there are other tricks, for
> example, when I created a 138-page book I had the main document open
> and another smaller document open at the same time. I would do new
> pages in the small document and then transfer them page by page to the
> main document when they were finished.
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