[Scribus] Wordprocessor -> Scribus - but somewhat difficult
Tue Jun 26 15:54:55 CEST 2007
Am Dienstag, 26. Juni 2007 15:36 schrieb John R. Culleton:
> On Tuesday 26 June 2007 09:15, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, 26. Juni 2007 14:36 schrieb John R. Culleton:
> > > On Sunday 24 June 2007 01:19, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> > > > On 6/24/07, Michael Engel wrote:
> > > > > I searched for "italic fonts" and just found that there are
> > > > > some reasons not to have it included - but this is not
> > > > > understandable for the non-professionals.
> > > >
> > > > http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Word_Processing_vs_DTP
> > >
> > > It is interesting that TeX was not mentioned in the Wiki article.
> > It's not mentioned because TeX is a typesetting engine, not a word
> > processor.
> Quark and InDesign are mentioned, and they are certainly not word
> processors either.
Of course not, they're DTP programs ;)
> > > It
> > > is an Open Source DTP application with a large number of users.
> > If typesetting is the same as DTP for you, then, yes, TeX and its
> > children are DTP applications.
> Since TeX in its Context incarnation will also do some amount of
> imposition then I wonder what is lacking to make it a dtp
> application in your understanding. I am not arguing, just asking.
> Is it the lack of a built-in text editor? The lack of WYSIWYG?
IMHO, WYSIWIG is a very important aspect of DTP. DTP is about visual design of
pages. I always compare DTP to the final assembly of a machine, where all the
parts produced by others are put together with high precision. To achieve
this precision and keep control over the output, you need a WYSIWIG mode.
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