[Scribus] Thanks for Scribus!
Tue Nov 6 17:28:46 CET 2007
I am new to Scribus (currently creating short documents only, and I
would like to offer a huge THANKS! to all the contributors. It is not
too difficult to use (although some things that are no doubt
transparent to the editing team are quite opaque to me), and it works
wonderfully well. I've been able to produce documents, drawings,
import photos and diagrams, and create text that looks great printed
on my printer. Keep up the good work. This is an outstanding
On Nov 6, 2007 6:56 AM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> The newest development version of Scribus, 1.3.5, has a better interface and
> at least one significant new feature. It is now possible to create a "LaTeX"
> frame, add text, and have it typeset by the superior (but not wsiwyg) TeX
> typesetting system. Initially this feature was added to make use of the math
> typesetting facility of TeX. But the builders added more than they knew.
> First it is possible to use pdftex instead of pdflatex. With either variety
> of TeX It is possible to just key in text and get the superior H&J routines
> of real TeX. I will experiment with other advanced features of TeX to push
> the envelope as far as possible. A future enhancement may allow the linking
> of LaTeX frames similar to the way ordinary text frames are linked now.
> The useful features of TeX in connection with Scribus can be accessed through
> pdflatex, but the less verbose pdftex provides a more direct and less complex
> path to them.
> This new facility may lead to an extraordinary fusion of the Quarkish product
> Scribus, which has many layout virtues, and the special features of TeX such
> as the newest feature microtypography. This fusion would rival not only
> Quark but also InDesign.
> John Culleton
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