[Scribus] Using Scribus in the classroom?

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Mon Nov 6 22:35:03 CET 2006

Hi Nanette,

I can only encourage you to go on with this marvelous project.

Just a few hints.

1. The Scribus Windows port is almost as efficient as the Linux version. 
No worries.
2. This mailing list is full of dedicated people who will rapidly get 
you out of trouble. Just ask.
3. Some of these people know other DTP as well, including Quark and 
4. Scribus is a frame-based application with lots of capabilities.

If you've been into the wiki and on docs.scribus.net, I can only suggest 
you give it a try and get back to this list when you need it with 
specific questions. Please make sure to tell us what version you are using.

I used Scribus to start a similar project and it worked just perfectly. 
We handed the PDFs right from Scribus to the printer without any issues.

Hope that helps,


Nanette Andrusiak a ?crit :

> I?ve been asked to help a 4^th /5^th grade class develop a school 
> newspaper and have been researching tools for them. I?m very impressed 
> with Scribus, as it has all the features they will need and fits there 
> budget. However, they will need to be working in the Windows environment 
> (due to the limitations of their hardware equipment.) I?m trying to 
> learn Scribus quickly, and develop both a template for a newspaper (on 
> letter-size paper, not tabloid) and a tutorial for the students to teach 
> them what they?ll need to use the program. I?d love to see some other 
> documentation/tutorials/templates but can?t seem to find anything on the 
> Windows platform. I?ve tried downloading several .tar files, which 
> winzip is supposed to unzip, but I keep getting error messages when I 
> try to unzip them.  And I keep running into problems trying to teach 
> myself how to use the application. I am a long time Quark user, and have 
> taught several classes on desktop publishing, but I keep getting 
> confused. Any recommendations of materials that can help me teach these 
> kids how to make their newspaper would be appreciated!
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> Nanette Andrusiak
> Information Designer & Publishing Consultant
> Luoma Design
> nluoma at ameritech.net <mailto:nluoma at ameritech.net>
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