[Scribus] Best way to explore Scribus Code
Wed Mar 15 09:03:40 CET 2006
Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Am Freitag, 3. M?rz 2006 04:29 schrieb Asif Lodhi:
>>How good is their documentation from the
>>perspective of teaching a complete layman when it comes to DTP?
> For lay people insufficient, unfortunately. But there are very good books on
> both programs and DTP in general available. If you have a book shop
> specialised in computer books in your neighbourhood, try to find out what
> suits your needs.
Some weeks ago I had to prepare a book (a dozen pages of text and ~70
pages with watercolor paintings and some text). There was no budget for
a professional - so I had to jump into the cold water.
My experience covers the usual Office-Suite, Linux and Win, Gimp, but
never used a DTP-Suite. Beginning from the download of Indesign and
Photoshop (the trial versions) it took me ~20 hours to have the result.
Half of the time was spent on fine adjusting the pictures (color balance
etc.) - I totally underestimated this problem. The second problem was
finding a nice layout.
Generally Indesign and PS are mostly self-explaining, but with some
unusial Usability. Also I had some problems with the used terms. I had a
5 years education at the technical college for reproduction and printing
(30 years ago;-) and we had technical English there, but some DTP-terms
seem to be younger (US?) jargon.
Afterwards I detected Scribus which IMHO can compare with Indesign - hmm
... some features missing. I'm willing to help - nice people, nice project.
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