[Scribus] templates and templates

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed May 4 08:07:50 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 04 May 2005 04:46, Marvin Dickens wrote:
> Well, I've just finished a non trivial document using 1.3. The document
> itself was 2 US letter size pages and consisted of 2578 words, quite a few
> tables, a couple of tiff images, a few boxes, lots of lines and other
> formating options.
> This document is part of the technical documentation for a new product that
> we will be shipping in August of this year. I was interested in knowing if
> Scribus was capable of replacing our closed DTP solution - It can, beyond
> any doubt, replace it.  Anyway, we sent the resulting PDF to our printing
> house and they had absolutely NO PROBLEM at all with the document. We are
> pleased and I express my gratitude to the Scribus team for this piece of
> fine software!
> I do, however, have a couple of questions revolving around development time
> lines:
> 1.) What is a realistic date for a 1.4 release?

This year, although we expect to at some point be able to say that while 1.3.X 
(where X is yet unknown) is still a development release, that many people are 
using it for production work and people can probably start to move over once 
it starts to settle down.

> 2.) Are there plans for get-text regarding a better understanding of
> formating of OpenOffice/StarOffice documents?


> 3.) Large chunks of text contained in a text frames are challenging to deal
> with do to performance issues (3GHZ CPU, 1GIG RAM). What are the best
> methodologies to employ in order to minimize the effects associated with
> this issue? Will this issue be addressed 1.4 or 1.6?


> Best regards and thanks for the great work!

Glad it worked out.

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