[Scribus] It's what people don't tell you... (WAS: Re: Why do?)

Ed Keith e_d_k
Tue Jul 25 23:53:15 CEST 2006

You don't? You write books in Quark. I thought Scribus
was intended to compete with Quark?

I have only used it for fliers so far, but I thought
the goal was to make it good for books.


--- Pierre-Luc Auclair <p.lucauclair at heliosmulti.com>

> Of course, you don't write a book in Scribus! That's
> not what it's 
> designed for.
> As long as people will try to do with a layout
> software what they should 
> do with a text editor, they will never be happy.
> Pierre-Luc
> Allen wrote:
> >Craig,
> >
> >I'm sure you get many compliments. I have not doubt
> whatsoever, 
> >however.... Well, it's like this, most people won't
> tell you there is a 
> >problem, they'll just go away. I personally know 3
> people who tried to 
> >use Scribus and dumped it. I thought it was just
> because they were Linux 
> >kernel coders, SMTP experts, and C++ programmers
> that there heads were 
> >not screwed on the right way to understand a frames
> based DTP program. 
> >When my friend Bob, the kernel level coder, talked
> about a book he and a 
> >team or programmers were doing about Linux
> appliances, he mentioned the 
> >difficulties he'd had doing it in Scribus. I
> commiserated with him and 
> >decided to try it to see if it was truly as
> bad/difficult to understand 
> >as he said, which is why I'm here.
> >
> >I know for a fact he and his partners never wrote
> any notes to the 
> >Scribus team about their problems, they just moved
> on and tried DocBook, 
> >which they abandoned shortly before settling on a
> combination of AbiWord 
> >and OpenOffice.
> >
> >How many others have done the same? Inquiring minds
> would like to know.
> >
> >Best,
> >
> >Allen
> >
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Ed Keith

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