[scribus] Question from a complete newbie

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Feb 15 14:22:41 UTC 2017

On 02/15/2017 05:35 AM, Dave Brzeski & Jilly Paddock wrote:
> Many thanks to all who replied. This is very useful information. It is actually the print book
> formatting that mainly concerns me, as ebook formatting isn't that hard. I simply convert the doc to
> html, then make mobi and epub files in Calibre, to get an idea what it looks like before uploading
> to Amazon etc.. I've not looked at Smashwords as yet, but my partner has self-published on there
> with no problem.The book I'm specifically working on already has that part done. I'm simply looking
> at a paperback edition in the near future.
> Regarding the need to do large books in smaller chunks, to prevent Scribus from crashing... I have
> recently edited a huge collection of stories (5 x 60s/70s paperback collections in one omnibus
> volume. OCR proofing is such fun!) for a small publisher who uses InDesign. Now I'm pretty certain
> he has an older version of the software, as I doubt he's paying a monthly fee, but this particular
> book was so large that he was forced to split the pdf into 3 parts. So it's certainly not just
> Scribus that has this issue.

I wouldn't say that Scribus "crashes" with large books, more that screen
updates become progressively slow and annoying. Crashes sometimes
happened when you exceeded available RAM, but this is unlikely with any
reasonably modern computer.


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