[Scribus] [Newbie] Ready for production use?

Michael Havlicek michal7
Sun Aug 20 14:34:14 CEST 2006


I want to apologize for the inaccurancies in my previous e-mail.
I am also a newbie.

Mr Louis Desjardins is very right. You don't need Acrobat Professional.

You just need to make sections of your document of about 20 pages
for being able to work quickly.

I just checked it out at the end of your work you can use the import 
in the page menu (Scribus and import each section at the end 
of the current
section to make your big document which you can later export as PDF for 
your printer.

Otherwise as Mr Desjardins says there is definitively not a problem for 
a commercial printer
to assemble several PDF files.

I agree with Mr Desjardins Scribus produces PDF files of professional 
quality and is the way
to go for absolutely free !!

Best regards,
Michael Havlicek

Le 20 ao?t 06, ? 13:23, Louis Desjardins a ?crit :

>> Hi everyone!
>> I'm a member of a student organisation, and we want to print a
>> calendar for freshmen (aprox. 1000 copies, aprox 92 pages).
>> As with all student organisations, we have no money and got the idea
>> very late in time. So we only have about 4 weeks until everything
>> has to go to the printers... ;o)
>> That said and bearing in mind what it says on the website ("This is
>> beta software which is undergoing many code changes daily. While it
>> is fairly stable and usable, caution is advised. It is not
>> recommended yet for production use."), do you think we can "safely"
>> use Scribus, or should we rather use another DTP software? (We're
>> using Windows, and RagTime 5.6.5 is another alternative we have in
>> mind.)
>> If Scribus proofs a safe alternative (e. g. it is stable enough),
>> what documents would you recommend reading, given we have so little
>> time to get to know the software?
>> Thanks for all and any advice you can give.
> Hi Christian,
> Assuming that a calendar is made of pictures and a frame for each
> month or weeks and that there will be no long text running from page
> to page, I would recommend Scribus without any doubts and any fear
> for that kind of work.
> It could happen you encounter a few issues including slow reactions
> from the application as the document becomes heavier. The workaround
> is to split the job in sections that you can put together in the end
> or output as PDF just like that.
> As for your printer, I see no difficulty in assembling parts of a
> final PDF to make it one document if this is at all needed.
> The best way to make sure all is fine with your printer is to create
> a few typical pages (say, 4 pages), output it as PDF and send this
> file to your printer telling him that there will be 92 pages like
> this. You'll know right away if everything is fine, the way you did
> it. In any event, don't hesitate to ask advice on this list.
> Scribus is very reliable and outputs perfect PDF for production.
> To get started, please refer to the scribus wiki and scribus docs
> where you'll find valuable information. There is also a tutorial but
> it is currently being upgraded. Work in progress. Also, there are
> many valuable tooltips that could help you find your way in the
> interface and all the settings.
> Plus, other people on this list have already made calendars and they
> might be able to give further advice on just how to lay it out the
> most efficient way.
> Louis
>> Kind regards,
>> Christian
>> P.S.: I hope this goes out as plain text... Fingers crossed...
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