[Scribus] Story Editor vs word processor.
hovergo at net-tech.com.au
Wed Jul 12 00:36:25 CEST 2006
If you are referring to inserting/deleting content,
>What I am suggesting is that perhaps rather than going about it the way
>you might originally wish to, you can add a frame at the end, then
>insert the table or whatever in the middle,
RM. ----this is the way I manage text frames, works very well, add
frames on a blank page at the end.
I got into the habit of having a couple of blank pages at the end of the
document - Just in case I needed to fiddle with the layout.
The absolute beauty of Scribus compared to word processors is that I can
delete the pages and everything stays as is -EX-cellent.
>> Scribus is Story Editor, which i.m.o. is quite
>>useless for editing and maybe Scribus' weakest feature.
>>Quite the contrary: it is very useful. It allows fast editing of text
>>(=content) without slowing down Scribus. InDesign does it the same way.
>>RM. Scribus Story Editor is fast, and easy. Page formatting should be done in Scribus directly on the DTP page - the Editor is for mistakes and minor formatting issues like horizontal placement of text everything else can be done in/by the Properties dialog which is the best friend you can have in DTP.
>>hope of at least wysiwig?
>>RM. I for one hope not, Its a text editor like Gvim or Gedit in Linux or like notepad in Windows but with more tools.
>>If you dont like the Scribus Editor then use Notepad, Gvim or Gedit and simply save the files with a .txt extention.
>>Save your text files in a folder so you know where they are, locatable by Scribus and the editor of your choice.
>>One of the most important things to learn in DTP is to separate the production
>>of content from layout, both of which a ideally more or less completey
>>RM. It is esential to understand that DTP is not Word processing which attempts to emulate DTP.
>>I too had difficulty with the differences in the beginning but I would heartily reccomend to forget everything you know about word processing when using Scrubus and use it as your primary design tool.
>>You will find then that word processors are a very weak comaprison to what can be done in Scribus.
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