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

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Dec 13 04:53:09 CET 2007

John Beardmore wrote:
> 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.

what we like to have too is a representative picture if you can spare 
one, since it will really enhance your text.


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