[Scribus] Scribus Tutorial
Wed May 19 01:36:03 CEST 2004
Thanks for the clue on Gimp in your previous message! I thought there
was a trick I didn't get.
>for the record: the tutorial is done in oo.o since the original
>templates of *all* tutorials, including sodipodi, and the coming
>cinepaint, etc, are created by me in oo.o so had to standardize on that.
>repurposing, heavy text editing, word-processing, are important features
>while authoring the tutorial. this done best in a wordprocessor.
This is exactly what I thought. I also agree. It's a matter of
getting the right tools do the right things... and keep everything to
a certain level of simplicity as well. I am always a bit suspicious
in front of a piece of software that "does it all"... (or tries to do
>the text finally ready, it is easier to flow it in scribus, which is
>what peter is doing.
I hope to get his file. It will help a lot.
>which makes me think, would be great to take the other tutorials and
>flow them thru scribus, too. this way, scribus becomes a great tool for
>authoring print and pdf versions of tutorials in the opensource
I deeply think Scribus is a fabulous work horse.
A few more words on your tutorial : as I am reading and translating
it, I feel this is exactly what people need to get started with any
software. A simple yet not simplist walk through, hands on, real
world example, with easy to follow steps and a result in the end. Not
only does it give the taste of Scribus, it also opens up doors. This
is the way to built people's self-confidence!
Here, I work to get OpenSource software into the schools. We face so
many people turning their backs on us... Only because they don't
know. Only because they don't want to know. Now, would you believe I
printed your turorial from the PDF and handed the resulting brochure
to a school director saying proudly this was actually done with
OpenSource software! The answer I got amazed me at first : "It looks
professional. Now, tell me, what do these people do for a living"...
Then, I started a private conference, talking about the community,
the sharing values... It ended up with a totally new look at Linux
from that director.
Another good reason (if at all necessary!) to translate it in French
(in any language, I would say!).
Is Yug a name or does it mean God or Goddess?
Have a good day!
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