[Scribus] Using Scribus in the classroom?

Duleep Samuel dksamuel
Tue Nov 7 08:34:01 CET 2006

Can I suggest that the kids first draw an outline of the layout first
by pencil in paper, (maybe 3 outlines, first page, last page and
middle page) In my view Open office will be better suited as the page
size is A4, moreover Scribus is a page layout tool it is not a word
processor, and in my view it is overkill, Content is the key if the
content needs to flow from page to page then use Scribus to easily
link, If it ends in each page use tables in Open office and merge
tables to create layouts, regards Samuel India

On 11/7/06, Eilert <eilert-sprachen at t-online.de> wrote:
> Moritz Dorka schrieb:
> > Hi Nanette,
> > I've been using Scribus for quite a while to produce a school newspaper. Its
> > in German (so DIN A4 size) though. Out of my own experience I would say 5th
> > grades are far too young to use DTP-Apps (or just about any App). At my
> > school students of that age usually dont even find the right letters on the
> > keyboard... But hey, might be different at your school.
> >
> Hi Moritz,
> Our son discovered Publisher when he was 10 or 11 and produced some
> marvelous private newspapers with it which he distributed in the family.
> He is using DTP ever since, and Scribus from its first Windows version,
> no problems.
> The critical point is page layout. I'd guess the kids would need some
> templates to give a starting point for playing around with first. There
> are some nice newsletter templates for Scribus, so I'd give those a try.
> Rolf
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