[scribus] New member

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jul 9 20:35:54 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 08 July 2008 02:13:21 pm Maxime Leloup wrote:
>                                             Hi,
>     I'm new on this list. I started to use scribus
> recently. I'm looking for a mean to generate footnotes
> automatically during the importation of a text, does anyone have an
> idea ?
> Thanks                                                             
>                       Maxime

IMO footnotes, indexes etc. are not what Scribus does. For those text 
features use either TeX (free) or InDesign (pricey.)   Of course one 
could simulate a footnote feature by creating another text box at the 
foot of the page etc. but that is like raking leaves with a shovel, a 
lot of work for a marginal result. 

Scribus is great for book covers, brochures, newsletters etc. It 
doesn't have the tools yet to handle book length documents with the 
text features mentioned,  and may never have. 

I started to write an illustrated e-book in Scribus. Before I got past 
page 6 the pdf file had ballooned to a size greater than my e-book 
host would accept. So I switched to TeX. The pdf file size shrank 

BTW the subject of the e-book was how to create book covers 
John Culleton
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