On Thursday 26 July 2007, mal content wrote:
> On 26/07/07, John R. Culleton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Don't know :<( I thought you meant a sentence or two.  Gimp is
> > not the optimum approach for long text passages IMO.  Sounds more
> > like a job for a page layout program or even html. What kind of
> > files are they? Are they intended for online use?
> Well what it basically is, is a CD cover and booklet. The
> cover and booklet conform to an image template so that they
> print the correct size and with correct margins at a given
> DPI.

I suggest that the cover art is a good Gimp application but the 
booklets aren't. An application such as  TeX (e.g, Context) could 
prepare those pages.  If art work or backgrounds etc. were needed 
they could be prepared via Gimp or a drawing program and incorporated 
as needed on the pages. But gimp would not be used to create the 
final image to go to the printer.  That way you would have the 
flexibiilty to substitute text in a batch  editor program like sed 
and have the pages adjust automatically.   Margins are easily 
controlled in a layout program and dpi is not really a factor with 

I am afraid that you may have painted yourself into a corner by using 
gimp as a page layout program.  That is not its strength.   If you 
send me a sample of one of the bookets I will see what I can do with 
a conversion program. 

John Culleton

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