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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: swarup on July 04, 2018, 02:14:14 am

Title: Can Header show different content on alternate pages?Footnotes new each chapter?
Post by: swarup on July 04, 2018, 02:14:14 am
I've got a 250-page book containing 37 chapters, which is ready to be formatted for print publishing.

1) Can this be done treating the 250-page file as one file, and yet having the program recognize the separate chapters within the file such that the footnotes in each chapter are numbered anew starting with '1'.

2) Again treating the 250-page file as one file, can the header at the top of each page show the chapter name on the left hand pages and the book name on the right hand pages. This would of course require a different chapter name on the left hand pages for each chapter.
Title: Re: Can Header show different content on alternate pages?Footnotes new each chapter?
Post by: Nermander on July 04, 2018, 08:58:51 pm
Scribus does not have much automatic features, if you want a header at the top of each page to show the chapter name you will have to write the chapter name there. (But you can do it on a master page, and use a different master page for each chapter).

From your questions I don't think Scribus is the tool you should use, I think a PDF generated from Open/Libre Office would be a better solution for you.
Title: Re: Can Header show different content on alternate pages?Footnotes new each chapter?
Post by: swarup on July 05, 2018, 01:11:05 am
Extremely helpful - thank you!
I'll probably go ahead and use Libre Office then-- it appears to have the needed tools.
Title: Re: Can Header show different content on alternate pages?Footnotes new each chapter?
Post by: Nermander on July 05, 2018, 10:49:33 pm
It is of course possible to do in Scribus, but for the task you described I personally think it's to much manual work.