[Scribus] Spell checking

Steve Herrick estebandido
Thu May 10 18:35:59 CEST 2007

On 5/10/07, John R. Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> I write text in Vim. I use ispell standalone to check the spelling.
> Then I can import that text into Story editor or whatever.
> The philosophy of *nix from the beginning has been to use specialized
> tools rather than one great big Swiss army knife of a program. I
> would hate to have Scribus weighed down with on-the-fly spell
> checking a la Microsoft Word etc.

I have a similar process, but if there's going to be a Story Editor at
all, spellchecking seems like a pretty basic editorial need. Also
consider that many of us get stories from other people, and opening
them in vim/OO.o/AbiWord/etc. simply to spellcheck them is an
additional step that could be avoided.

Scribus is a specialized tool -- it does DTP. Spellchecking of part of
quality DTP.

Steve Herrick

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it is not worth walking.
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