[Scribus] Scribus1.3.0 -- paragraph styles in incoming text

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Aug 2 20:12:58 CEST 2005

Hi Craig,

> Yeah. If however you're looking for a GUI tool somewhat like FrameMaker,
> Scribus and OO.o are as close as you're likely to come in the OSS/Free
> world - and neither are all that close. I think that was probably the
> point. There's a "wheel missing" if you're looking for a FrameMaker
> replacement/equivalent.

You're right, but I think it's for a good reason that we have FrameMaker 
and Ventura Publisher on one side and ID and QXP on the other. They are 
designed to serve different purposes. There are good GUI tools for 
LaTeX, by the way, such as LyX or TeXmacs. As for OO.o as a replacement 
for FrameMaker, there has been a good article on newsforge on the topic: 
Maybe it's useful for Peter.

> I don't think that's a failing of Scribus - rather, it's a feature area
> that is desired by many but not present. As many of the features and
> fixes needed for that are also very useful and important for other uses,
> I can see some movement in that direction anyway.

I definitely think that features like character styles or conditional 
text are extremely useful for many purposes. In fact, they make working 
with text much easier and faster. But, personally, I still wouldn't 
consider scribus or QXP my first choice for technical writings ;)


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