[Scribus] Scribus Wiki: Last Call for "Success Stories" for 2007

John Beardmore John
Thu Dec 13 03:53:28 CET 2007

Maciej Hanski wrote:

> Maciej Hanski wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I would like to invite those of you who have successfully utilized
>> Scribus in your DTP projects this year to  add a few words about
>> hers/his experience with Scribus to our "Success Stories" in our Wiki:
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Success_stories
> We have received five really nice success stories since this "last call"
> (from Brasil, Germany, France, the US -- among others, there is this
> kind offer http://tinyurl.com/35t5cn of cost-free professional DTP
> support for NGO's and charities, so if you work for such an organisation
> and need a helping hand with Scribus, don't wait till December 24:).
> But I'm quite convinced, there must be more of this stuff out there, in
> particular I wonder whether we could get such reports from countries in
> which we know for sure Scribus has some strong supporters (e.g. Czech
> Republic, India, Russia...). Now it is your time to show off:) If you
> don't feel like writing in English, you may even write your success
> story in your language and we will surely find someone on this list to
> translate it into English.
> cheers
> Maciej

OK then, from the UK, feel free to use as much or as little as you like 
of the text below.  You have permission to use my name and / or company 
name, or not, as you see fit.

And thank you everybody very much !!

Cheers, J/.


I stumbled on Scribus more or less by accident, and having got fed up 
with paying Adobe for software, where the bugs mostly didn't get fixed, 
I thought I'd give it a try.

Our work is mostly sustainability, environmental and renewable energy 
projects, either as a 'Social Venture' or voluntary enterprise, so cost 
is important as well as functionality.

I loaded, and with the exception of one bug that I raised in the 
very supportive email list, it has performed flawlessly, and printed 
very well.  That's actually a lot less buggy that Pagemaker or InDesign, 
though I grant we can no longer afford the upgrades to the latest 
versions of those products.  I'm also delighted that Scribus is cross 
platform as we are slowly moving to Linux, and we can collaborate with 
others, without having to pay extortionate rates for extra licenses for 
occasional users !

The first complete document I wrote in Scribus was a solar water heating 
system manual, nearly 40 pages long, with a lot of pictures.  It has 
been very well received, and will bring us in new work.

We are already preparing a number of other documents in Scribus. 
Scribus has become our main DTP tool for all future projects.

This has been a superb experience for us.  I thought it would be years 
before Linux had a tool like this, and its being cross platform is a 
massive bonus !  Well done !!  I'm really looking forward to the next 
stable release, though there's very little wrong with !  Given 
that software can always be improved, the exciting thing is just how 
good it might get in a few years.

John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
Managing Director, T4 Sustainability Limited. http://www.T4sLtd.co.uk/
Carbon Trust Consultant: Energy Audit, Carbon Footprint, Design Advice
Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme Registered Assessor
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