[Scribus] Wordprocessor -> Scribus - but somewhat difficult
Tue Jun 26 19:02:24 CEST 2007
John R. Culleton schrieb:
> 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.
>>> 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
> Quark and InDesign are mentioned, and they are certainly not word
> processors either.
>>> 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?
It is the lack of totally control over the layout: TeX places images
*somewhere* where it thinks they fit, but I have not realy a chance to
says that they have to appear exactly here or there.
>> BTW, many Scribus users and
>> certainly the developers and contributors know TeX very well ;)
I have to use LateX/TeX every day in the university ... and I hate it
> Yes, I was only questioning the wiki article.
TeX isn't a DTP app - because the lack of control. TeX isn't a
wordprocessor - because of missing WYSIWYG, missing Editor and so on and
so on and so on. TeX is a typesetting engine, not more and not less.
Feel free to add a section about typesetting engines to the wiki -
beside TeX, I would also suggest XSL FO ....
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