[Scribus] Scribus for Windows

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins
Mon May 7 14:44:55 CEST 2007

2007/5/7, Clare Kitson <clare at clarekitson.co.uk>:
>  I wonder if someone can advise me.
> I'm a total beginner with DTP, and I was hoping to download Scribus in the
> hope of, eventually, publishing a book.
> But, although Wikipedia lists books among Scribus's uses, the Scribus
> website doesn't.  What would be the problems if I did try to use it for a
> book?

Hi Clare,

We would need more info on the book you plan to publish in order to give you
a good advise.

Generally speaking, Scribus has weaknesses at handling long texts. So it
really depends on what your book is made of. If you have for instance lots
of images and graphic elements along with text, then Scribus might just fit
your needs.

I let others on this list answer your other questions.


And, secondly, is the version for Windows actually usable?  In the notes I
> found for 'Before Downloading' I noticed the paragraph:
> This is beta software which is undergoing many code changes daily.  While
> it is fairly stable and usable, caution is advised.  It is not recommended
> yet for production use.  The underlying file format is undergoing rapid
> changes and will not be finished until the 1.3.4 or 1.3.5 version is
> released.
> Does anyone know when that will be?  Is it worth my downloading it or
> should I forget it?
> Many thanks.
> Clare
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Louis Desjardins
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