[Scribus] illustrated essays - how to

Benjamin Huot benjaminhuot
Wed Sep 19 23:57:23 CEST 2007

I have used LaTeX for text books and Scribus for picture books  
successfully with Lulu.com, but I'm not sure if either is good for  
both. People probably don't run into that sort of problem too often  
as books usually tend to be mostly pictures or mostly text. If you  
are on a Mac, Pages would do a good job at this, but the PDFs it  
produces don't embed fonts the way LuLu likes, so if you can't get  
them fixed with Ghostscript, then that would be a big waste of time.  
I think you might want to consider an Adobe product, as much as I  
think they are too expensive, that may be the best route for your  

I have also hear of a product called Multi-Ad Creator


That might do what you want for less than an Adobe product. I know  
the University I went to used this software for their college newspaper.


On Sep 19, 2007, at 1:12 PM, Dr. Werner Popken wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to produce a book with illustrations from text stored in
> a database to be shown as HTML files. The text is prepared with a kind
> of pseudo-code which could be quite easily transformed into something
> which could be interpreted by Scribus-filters. Basically, these are
> essays on art.
> Unfortunately, I see problems with automatically letting text flow
> around pictures, so I turned to LaTex. After some learning, I wasn't
> that sure anymore if this would be the way to go. They have macros
> which lets text flow around pictures, but unfortunately the distance
> from image to text is echoed on the other side, so the image he does
> not aligned with the text, something that requires a workaround in
> HTML as well, as is pretty well known. Also, I got the impression that
> LaTex is really focused on scientific papers and books and not so much
> on fiction. Any ideas?
> Thanks a lot!
> Werner
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