[Scribus] another (?) use for Scribus

Steve Withers swithers
Wed Jan 7 21:56:40 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 03:34, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Having just recently bought an LCD projector, I was in the process of 
> putting together a presentation.
> I was going to use Presentation in OpenOffice, but was dissatisfied with 
> the quality of the fonts, color transitions, and well as the chronic 
> hassle with the very structured formats for the slides.
> I then tried making HTML, and again not happy with the font-handling 
> capabilities of Mozilla or Mozilla Firebird.
> Just for the heck of it, I decided to try out Scribus, then export to 
> PDF, then use acroread ---> it looks GREAT!  Acroread has all the basic 
> features you need for a presentation, with full screen views, settings 
> for the display (automatic or by mouse click), antialiasing. Color 
> gradients are superb. (And transitions that just as cheesy/visually 
> distracting as they are in Presentation or PowerPoint)
> I think this brings up a whole new arena for using Scribus, and you also 
> automatically have printing/publishing capabilities either in Scribus or 
> acroread for printing a syllabus.  I haven't tried some of the clickable 
> features of PDFs yet, but that's another possibility.
> Gregory Pittman
> Louisville, KY


Thanks for sharing that. That sounds like a great idea. 

I've been frustrated that Open Office presentation program has so little
eye candy....and I can't find any tools / instructions for creating
any..though I admit I have not looked in the past 2-3 months. 


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