[Scribus] Scribus vs. MS Publisher

Helge Hielscher hhielscher
Thu Apr 12 14:53:04 CEST 2007

Hallo Owen,

On 4/12/07, Owen Cook <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 11:38:25AM +0200, Helge Hielscher wrote:
> > what are the advantages/disadvantages of Scribus over MS Publisher? Is
> > Publisher really that much easier to use for people who are familiar with
> > MS Word?
> MS Word, Open Office Writer and similiar programs are word processors. Scribus is a
> publishing program. You cannot compare the two. (Is this a homework question?)
> Google for the differences.

Sorry, but the distinction is not that clear. [1]

> > On http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Similar_Programs it states that
> > Publisher is joke, but what exactly makes it that?
> I think what is implied is that Publisher is not a Desk Top Publishing program in the true
> sense of the phrase.
> I think if you spent a little time examining the Edit->Properties of Scribus and compare
> those with Publisher, you will have a better understanding of the differences.

Sorry, but I do not own a copy of Publisher.


[1] as discussed in
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