[Scribus] Text difficulties
Sun Nov 18 18:54:09 CET 2007
On Thursday 15 November 2007 02:26 pm, stu seven wrote:
> + hmmm... dunno if Id go so far as to call Scribus "buggy" :-)
Like James, I'm having a lot of problems adjusting from pagemaker 6.5 to
Scribus. But unlike Jeffrey Place, I don't think Scribus is "buggy"; I
just think it's quite different. I have an acquaintance who has never
used PageMaker and he has no problems teaching me how to do what I need
to do in Scribus.
So I guess I'd say Scribus is "different"; in fact different enough that
it's hard for this old man to adjust.
> but... if you're having problems adjusting from all those high-price
> programs, maybe try OpenOffice ? Its enormous in size...
> works more like microsoft word... but you can use graphics
> text and it does PDF output.
And it's close to impossible to do useful forms design in.
For example. I have a multi-column form (sorry, I don't have time to
anonymize it today well enough to post it before I leave on a vacation
tomorrow morning) that took me about a half hour to build in PM6.5 from
a pencil sketch.
I've spent at least ten hours on it in Scribus (no, I'm not blaming
Scribus), and I haven't even figured out where to begin in
OpenOffice.org (there's a legal reason why it's called OpenOffice.org
and not OpenOffice, and the team asks everyone to always add the .org
So I still have an old Windows98SE system running. It's not on the 'net
and it can't run any of my printers, but at least I can create PDFs in
I would like to move on, but similarly to James, I'm stumped a lot of
times in a lot of places. I'll try some of Gregory's suggestions.
Jeff Lasman, Nobaloney Internet Services
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