[Scribus] Good courses/reading material for Scribus
Thu Jun 17 22:04:28 CEST 2004
Michael P. Hopcroft wrote:
> Does anyone know if there are good sources for either current-edition
> Scruibus CDs or English-language books that teach how to use Scruibus?
> I'm hoping to dual-boot my system and hope to get Scribus installed and
> working on my system before I have to step back down to dial-up (My
> sart-up busienss is havbing the usual difficulties one has when a
> publishing company has no product to punlish because it's not rteady yet).
> Michael Hopcroft
> Michael Hopcroft press
Let me throw my two cents in here, acknowledging that there is nothing
wrong with Peter's response.
The main thing you need to understand won't necessarily come from old or
new documentation: DTP is not like wordprocessing, so you need to
understand about DTP generically to be able to dive into Scribus. DTP
is about inserting page elements to create an end product with very
precise control over where and how these elements appear on the page.
These elements may consist of text using high-resolution fonts, images,
and other graphical elements (drawings of one sort or another). For
those who do this professionally, having control over the actual printed
colors is essential.
This is what drives the creation of a program like Scribus -- being able
to see on the computer monitor exactly what your end product will look
like, and being able to alter the characteristics as easily and quickly
as possible. So learning about Scribus is about learning what kinds of
elements it can create or import, and then what options you have to
manipulate them. In general, the GUI of Scribus is very straightforward.
Having an obsessive-compulsive personality is not a requirement but
eliminates the questions about why various measurements and control
features are so precise. Check the scribus website for links to
Beyond that, I can only suggest the liberal use of the spell checker of
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