[Scribus] Why do?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sun Jul 23 23:19:21 CEST 2006

Am Sonntag, 23. Juli 2006 22:58 schrieb Allen:
> Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> [snip]
> > As for the rest, the learning curve for scribus is as flat as it can be
> > for a DTP program. Serious DTP isn't trivial, and most of the
> > difficulties for newbies arise from
> Christoph,
> I beg to differ. I've been using typesetting and layout programs since
> the Compugraphic and the 8088. Scribus is harder to get going in than
> any other DTP or layout program I've used in 20+ years. It's like an HP
> calculator compared to a TI 20 years ago. It works, I guess, but
> intuitive it is not. I wasn't taught that way so it's hard to relate to.

It would be interesting to hear more about your issues, since it might help 
improving existing and forthcoming documentation. Have you read the 

> The docs are hard to follow and there is not much in the way of real
> world examples to work through to get your head around it.

As I wrote before, expect some relief.

> I'm sorry, but as a very new, but skilled DTP, Scribus user, I have to
> agree with Pat.

That's a bit strange to me, because my experience was exactly the inverse, but 
this may be due to different backgrounds. I also discovered that, once the 
handful of principles of use has been understood, newbies can work 
productively very soon, just by applying logic.

> Best,
> Allen



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