[Scribus] testimony

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Fri Jun 25 00:12:20 CEST 2004

This may not seem like much, but here is testimony to the ease of use of 
Scribus -- it's so easy my wife can use it.

We live in a world full of computer-phobes, those who have a low 
tolerance for the various frustrations of using programs of one sort or 
another.  My wife is one of these people. We use the same wordprocessor 
we've used for years because she's used to it, even though she doesn't 
use all the features as she could and should.

This is a rather wimpy use of Scribus, but she was trying to put 
together some pictures on paper for a job interview. I had her identify 
the pictures she wanted with gqview (easy to use).  Then I set up a page 
with two image frames, showed her how to click on the frames to exchange 
pictures, then print. The hardest part was going from right-click to 

After an example or two, she was off, pleased with herself, no 
complaining....simply printing out pictures.  I made sure I didn't tell 
her she was using DTP software; would not have helped and probably would 
have scared her.  BUT, who knows what she might get into later -- a 


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