[Scribus] Documentation

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Jun 24 21:48:21 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 21:29, linuxlingam wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 00:34, Maciej Hanski wrote:
> > > Hello Maciej,
> > 
> > Hi Louis,
> > 
> > > 
> > > As a newcomer in the Linux world (part time also!!) I don't know 
> > > about Docbook. [snip]
> > Docbook as the Scribus manual 
> [snip]
> >  I experienced some
> > vicious attacks of madness over "jumping" screen shots while translating
> > Niyam's tutorial and swore to myself, to never ever again use OpenOffice
> > or any other word processor for editing long documents. Docbook (here are some useful infos
> > http://www.dpawson.co.uk/docbook/ ) is simply structured XML
> > (or SGML) text data - you edit it once, using tags like <book>,
> [snip]
> oops! or rather, OO.ops [grin]
> a lot of people pointed out that to me, and the jury is still out on
> whether that's a bug or a feature. :-)
> you could mail that to OO.o and they'll certainly fix it if its a bug.
> meanwhile, glad to see someone still using and appreciating SGML. the
> OO.o fileformat is essentially xml, though i have yet to meet someone
> who can extract data using some script or tool, and repurpose it, via
> xslt. incidentally, the content management system (cms) plone, does
> that. www.plone.org. you can upload an OO.o file and it can give you
> concurrent fileformats of that file: html, pdf, etc etc...
> OO.o was used for the tutorial for several strong reasons, which are
> mentioned in the archive of the mailing lists. glad that peter attemted
> a scribus version of the tutorial too.  i wonder if he's completed it.
> craig and peter published an html version of the tutorial, so in case
> someone wishes to copy and paste from there, you can.
> craig mentions correctly that the tutorial is getting dated, which is a
> great sign of the logarithmic progress of scribus. the tutorial's
> essential focus is on 'getting started' and on sharing the secrets of
> typographer's and publishing-design specialists, on how to approach
> page-design. thanks to the FDL, several outdated and redundant aspects
> of the tutorial can be updated, edited, and i actively encourage that.

As it was the last tutorial (that I know of) that has been
written/updated, its still quite up to date.. but some of the others,
while commendable efforts at the time, some areas of them are almost
certainly quite unusable in certain areas.

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