[Scribus] Freedom Yug tutorial

John R. Culleton john
Thu Sep 28 16:23:08 CEST 2006

On Thursday 28 September 2006 00:09, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> One of my comments on the list was wondering whether anyone had
> actually, literally, gone through this tutorial that Niyam had written,
> since I noted that as it progressed the detail got rather sparse in a
> way that would cause a user to lose interest. Yet, on a practical level,
> it's not clear to me that there would be many who go through this
> step-by-step, page-by-page, all the way to the end, since users are not
> in the end interested in making Niyam's booklet, they're interested in
> making their own work. So this will be something to "leaf through",
> perhaps do some bits here and there, but mainly hope to remember what
> sorts of operations are demonstrated to be able to refer to later when
> needed.

I went part way through it. I think the details get sparse as a
way to ensure that earlier text had been understood. I agree that
users get impatient with long tutorials, and quit working the
example when they have absorbed what they think they need.
Nevertheless without the Niyam tutorial I would never have
gotten started at all. Unfortunately his menus etc. don't match
the current product. And there is a bit of culture clash. His
cover illustration would be classed as porn in the USA. I can
live wih it but my wife might not be happy if she looked over my
shoulder :<)

A printable version is however a necessity. We want the
manual/tutorial/whatever alongside the monitor, not on it. We
want the capability to read it in the easy chair or even the
"seat of ease" if necessary. 

John Culleton
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