[Scribus] Why do?

Allen techwriter
Tue Jul 25 20:36:03 CEST 2006

Mill? Gr?zi Brian!

This is exactly what I mean when I say that if I understood what 
question to ask I wouldn't have to ask it, I'd have found the answer.

You are obviously further on the learning curve than I am so you seem to 
be making progress. Me, I'm still spinning my wheels in the mire.



Brian Astill wrote:
> On Sunday 23 July 2006 23:39, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
>> I strongly suggest you try to read at
>> least some of the documentation on docs.scribus.net and
>> wiki.scribus.net.
> Look, that sounds like such sensible advice - but I found the wiki 
> quite unfathomable and the docs were neither comprehensible nor 
> searchable using terms simple souls like me understand.
> For example, I looked in the mailing list archive (which doesn't 
> appear to be searchable) for a thread/message about scribus-ng.  
> I looked in the wiki and in FAQs and docs. Two fruitless hours 
> later, I took a wild guess that scribus-ng would NOT overwrite 
> scribus and thank goodness that worked.
> I now have to play with and 1.2.5 as a stable platform to 
> make my newsletters with, while I learn about
> That columns thingo - thanks for the where-to-find - is buried in 
> [properties - shape - distance of text - columns] which ain't 
> intuitive!
> I also noticed a selection "Text flows around frame" which sounds 
> like wrapping around/through/whatever in a wordprocessor, which 
> is exactly what I was searching for recently in the docs/wiki and 
> couldn't find.  I played around and it seems to work for an 
> image, but not (yet?) for a text frame.
> I guess what I'm trying to point out is that BandiPat's issues are 
> real for someone (like me) new to scribus and that - for us - the 
> online docs and wiki won't always help.

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