[Scribus] some suggestion

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Aug 7 12:25:28 CEST 2007

Hi Alex,

Am Dienstag, 7. August 2007 11:45 schrieb Alexandre Garacotche:
> Hello,
> I am trying to make helpful suggestions here in order to make scribus a
> better software. I am very much supporting free software and I am
> teaching professional graphic design.
> Although most of the things can be accomplished in Scribus, they are
> some really important missing features that prevent professional using
> Indesign for ex, to join us:
> - template page not modifiable and therefore not very handy


> - too few paragraph style features, there are many typography options
> that are needed for a professional graphic designer.

More to come. Can you specify what you need exactly and what is not already in 
the bugtracker?

> - configurable grids and guides, the fact that we have to have the
> manage guides window open to move the guide around is really
> uncomfortable. Best would be to treat them as objects.

You can grab a guide with the mouse and move it. For more planned features 
have a look at the bugtracker.

> - the imprecision of the object snapping to guides and generally the way
> to handle them is visually not very helpful.

Can you specify?

> I Have been using indesign for years and whereas I have no problem to
> tell my student to use the Gimp instead of Photoshop or Inkscape instead
> of Illustrator, I still can't say to them to use scribus.

Well, I stumbled across a German professor of art who requires skills in 
Photoshop and Scribus ;) Actually, there's no doubt that InDesign is still 
ahead of Scribus, but you also have to take into account how long it took 
Adobe to get that far. Scribus is younger than InDesign, and there's no 
armada of developers behind it. The existing team, however, is very skilled, 
and if you look at the roadmap, you'll find that they're also quite 
ambitious. Just be patient. Things won't happen overnight, but they will 

> Thanks
> Alex



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