[Scribus] The best way to make a book
Thu Sep 27 13:42:13 CEST 2007
Well, although there are a lack of updating about the info of EasyPose,
it was produced a book (ok, it was small page number - 88 -, but it went
good for testing).
The workflow we saw it was better to be used was:
- Typing the text, formating the pages (mirrored even and odd), spell
check and pagination with OpenOffice Writer:
It has great tools for that and can export the complete PDF file. If the
aim is a book with a huge number of pages, it is quite simple.
- Creating the Sleeve on Scribus
Importing the colored images without concerning their color space (since
pdf output does the job for cmyk, spotcolors and so), mixing objects to
produce the sleeve at the same size of the pages, dont worring about
trimming marks or printing control objects, like registration an color
- Creating the plates on EasyPose
For profissional (or not) finishing, one must order the pages so the
folding and trimming methods can be determinated, depending on the
system it is going to be printed. That's the function of EasyPose (soon
avaliable natively in english). Personal control symbols, page thickness
compensation, auto-reordering for Booklet finishing, Special marks to
easily locate the binding order. Saving the project as a template or
even as a Service Menu to be rightclicked and applied over further pdfs
Extra features that are on the way are:
Special printing at the sides of the books
So, the project was created that way and it worked just fine, without
minor or major problems... OpenOffice for the the book, Scribus for the
sleeve and EasyPose for the page ordering and finishing issues.
I'm working on the translation correctly, so the natural language of
easypose is to be turned to english, speed improvements and major bug
Sourceforge is not responding to my requests, so I'll put it on a
differrent opensource repository, wich is not a problem at all...
regards youl all!!
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