I like the idea of the workflow you are suggesting. Asciidoctor is a tool, and like all tools, it can be combined with other tools to get the job done most efficiently.
I'd be happy to see a Scribus converter in Asciidoctor. I encourage anyone interested in creating it to use the Mallard converter as a reference, which also converts to an XML format. See https://github.com/bk2204/asciidoctor-mallard
On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 2:25 AM, hijarian [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
There's at least one open-source desktop publishing system: Scribus. There are times when automatic layout is not sufficient, and/or we need some seriously complex nonstandard design changes. Can export to Scribus be considered? Its file format is plaintext XML.
I think it'll be quite useful for office designers to be able to receive/write a bulk of text in convenient text editor in simple to use format and then manually design the appearance of the resulting document.
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