[Scribus] The best way to make a book

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Thu Sep 27 16:12:34 CEST 2007

Am Donnerstag, 27. September 2007 09:46 schrieb Dr. Werner Popken:
> > I'd even suggest to split it up into smaller files (eg one file for each
> > chapter). In its current state, Scribus doesn't handle huge amounts of
> > text very well.
> Okay, no problem except that I haven't seen a solution to the problem
> of joining the parts together. In particular, page numbering would be
> a bit tedious if I would produce a separate PDF files (that's what I'm
> heading at);

Not at all: http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Seitennumerierung

> also I would have to join the PDF files together into one 
> big PDF files. I know there are tools to accomplish this is. Would
> that be the way or would I join somehow the separate sla-files into
> one big file before producing the PDF?

No. Better use a separate tool. If you're running Linux + KDE, KPDFtool is an 
easy to use tool to join separate PDF files.

> > If you click into a paragraph, the correct information will be displayed.
> > That's a known usability issue that will be addressed, I'm sure.
> I know, this is what should be expected, but if I set the values for
> one paragraph and click into another paragraph and click back, I
> should see the previously set values -- and they are gone. 

Then file a bug report, please.

> The same 
> holds true with Optical margins; once changed in one paragraph, it is
> changed in all paragraphs (at least in one direction, I didn't test
> this thoroughly).

Yes. Why would you want optical margins only for a single paragraph?

> > You mean the buttons indicating alignment? If yes, that's a bug. Would
> > mind filing it? bugs.scribus.net
> Well, I didn't check the buttons, the text was displayed that way:
> right aligned and red. I try to reproduce and file a bug report.

Works here.



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