[Scribus] RE : Re: Scribus usability

Jean Basile jean.basile
Thu Jul 27 12:36:00 CEST 2006

That is a very good explanation and a good starting
point for those who want to try scribus. Could you
post it up on the wiki under Tips?


--- jwminer at accessvt.com a ?crit :

> Roger wrote:
> > 7. E-X-P-E-R-I-M-E-N-T, it works a treat and you
> will achieve more
> > in a
> > couple of hours on one page than all the help
> files ever written.
> A good way to learn to use Scribus is to recreate
> with Scribus a
> project you originally produced with another
> program. Before you do
> anything else, look through the menus--every
> item--so you see what's
> available. Explore Properties. One of the first
> things to do is go
> through File menu, Preferences--every one of them.
> If you can't
> figure out how to do something, look first in Help
> menu, Scribus
> Manual. If it's not installed, download it and
> install it. (I can't
> remember if it's automatically included now.) If you
> still can't
> find an answer for your situation, go to the Wiki.
> Go through the
> links under "navigation" under the Scribus logo on
> the first page of
> the Wiki. There is a ton of detailed information
> there. If questions
> remain, ask on this list.
> We learn to use programs by *using them*. Tutorials
> are helpful, but
> ultimately we have to work on our own project and
> that's where we
> really learn. Scribus is one of the
> better-documented open source
> programs right now, and this will get even better.
> Using computers is NOT intuitive. If it seems so,
> it's only because
> we're used to the way a particular interface works.
> I'm not keen on templates and I don't see a reason
> why a
> professional program like Scribus needs templates.
> If you're a
> professional, you don't need a template. You
> probably won't like one
> anyway. Also, you don't want your document to look
> like someone
> else's--why would your client need a designer in the
> first place if
> a template would do the job? If you're an amateur,
> choosing to use
> Scribus means you want your work to be on a higher
> level. In that
> case, develop the design skills you need before you
> dabble in DTP.
> There are no shortcuts to knowing what you're doing.
> It is amazing and thrilling to see what Scribus is
> becoming.
> --Judy Miner


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