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* Launch Scribus and choose from the menu '''Help > Scribus manual...''' to start the Scribus help browser. You'll find your new HTML docs under the '''Tutorials''' section.
 
* Launch Scribus and choose from the menu '''Help > Scribus manual...''' to start the Scribus help browser. You'll find your new HTML docs under the '''Tutorials''' section.
 
* If you would like to share your docs with other users, don't hesitate to upload them under the [http://www.scribus.org.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=15 Tutorials] section in the Scribus website download area.
 
* If you would like to share your docs with other users, don't hesitate to upload them under the [http://www.scribus.org.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=15 Tutorials] section in the Scribus website download area.
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==A special case: Help files for the German doc directory==
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Due to an error, docs that users want to install under '''$installdir/share/doc/scribus-$(VERSION)/de/''' in Scribus versions < 1.2.5 won't appear in the help browser without some tweaking:
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*First, create a directory ''tutorials'' in the directory mentioned above.
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*Download the menu.xml file from here: http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3620 and copy it into the .../de folder.
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*Continue as described above

Latest revision as of 06:21, 14 January 2011

This article is part of the Tips & Tricks series.
Installation Usage PDF issues Other


Introduction

The built-in Scribus help browser provides an easy way to include your own HTML docs along with the official documentation. For a more elaborate description, how it works, refere to the featuere request 830 in the Scribus Bug Tracker.


What to do?

  • Grab from somewhere a set of HTML documents, you would like to include into the Scribus help browser, e.g. some nice HOWTOs from this site or a tutorial from the Download area on the Scribus website.
  • Create Table of Contents called menu.xml for your docs and save it into the same directory, where your docs are located. Your TOC should look like this:
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <menu>
    <submenuitem text="Get Started With Scribus" file="scribustutorial1.html">
        <submenuitem text="Page 2" file="scribustutorial2.html"/>
    </submenuitem>
 </menu>
  • Put the whole directory containing your HTML docs under under $prefix/share//doc/scribus-$(VERSION)/$language_abbreviation/tutorials/*, where on most systems $prefix will be /usr or /usr/local and $language_abbreviation means for example en for English.
  • Launch Scribus and choose from the menu Help > Scribus manual... to start the Scribus help browser. You'll find your new HTML docs under the Tutorials section.
  • If you would like to share your docs with other users, don't hesitate to upload them under the Tutorials section in the Scribus website download area.


A special case: Help files for the German doc directory

Due to an error, docs that users want to install under $installdir/share/doc/scribus-$(VERSION)/de/ in Scribus versions < 1.2.5 won't appear in the help browser without some tweaking:

  • First, create a directory tutorials in the directory mentioned above.
  • Download the menu.xml file from here: http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3620 and copy it into the .../de folder.
  • Continue as described above