[Scribus] Freedom Yug tutorial
John R. Culleton
Mon Oct 2 16:52:44 CEST 2006
On Friday 29 September 2006 07:25, Maciej Hanski wrote:
> Gregory Pittman napisa?(a):
> > I've done more work on the tutorial version on the Wiki. (pages 8 and 9)
> > Here's the start:
> > http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Get_Started_with_Scribus
> > Please check it to make sure it makes sense. I think it's time to make a
> > link from one of the categories on the main Wiki page.
> Greg, I've just placed this link more prominently on the main page --
> just to make sure, it cannot be overlooked by new Scribus users. I'm
> firmly convinced it will finally evolve to an obligatory springboard to
> other, more specific Scribus Wiki articles. IMHO, we should _always_
> encourage new users to go through it first.
> Speaking of extending and improving the tutorial: I would like to
> strongly encourage other Scribus users -- at least those who had
> volunteered two months ago -- to join "the usual suspects" (Greg,
> Christoph, Ludi,me) and help to make this tutorial as newbie friendly
> as possible. If you are uncertain of your ideas or merely want to
> express some contructive critisism, just click on the "Discussion" tab
> and place your comments there. Tell us what is wrong/missing, but do it
> within the Scribus Wiki, and it will be very much appreciated.
> PDF version (TomZ): Thomas, converting the tutorial into PDF's and
> keeping those PDF's up to date at this stage of it's and Scribus's
> development would be sort of wasting your worthy manpower while it is
> bitterly needed somewhere else in the Wiki (FreedomYug tutorial, it's
> German version, German Wiki). We could target producing and delivering
> such PDF's (perhaps as one PDF file including the tutorial along with
> "the best of the wiki" articles) later on, shortly before Scribus 1.3.x
> gets stable. Meanwhile, those wanting to read it off screen can simply
> hit their browser's "Print" button.
There are at several problems with that approach. First, you can get pages
loaded with extraneous borders, anchors etc. Second, if the
organization of the document _depends_ on html anchors then the
printing out becomes tedious indeed. Third, such useful
appurtenances as a good TOC and a good topic index (with page
numbers) are missing.
I could create such a pdf but obtaining the multiple graphics in
a density suitable for print would also be a problem. I would
have to recreate them I suspect.
I respectfully suggest that any such documentation could more
usefully be prepared with both audiences in mind: the online
audience and the print audience. There are tools such as XML and
docbook that could be looked at.
In the meantime I will revisit the online version to evaluate the
labor involved in a conversion. Happily I have nothing more
substantive to contribute so that my effort cannot be deemed a
waste of time.
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