[Scribus] Example of what I would like to do

dbeach at klikmaker.com dbeach
Sat Oct 6 02:22:04 CEST 2007

This is my first submission to this mailing list. If it's not  
appropriate for this list, I apologize in advance.

I help produce an annual catalog at my job. We use all of the usual
stupendously expensive desktop publishing applications: Quark Xpress,  
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. etc.

I would like to find out how much of this can be done with Open Source
apps. I have a sample page from our current catalog at:


All photos in  this project are CMYK TIFFs with clipping paths, with  
the occasional EPS vector image.

So far, I haven't been able to puzzle out how to make those blocks of  
copy in my sample, with tabs and rules under each line. I also do not  
know how to use The GIMP to generate CMYK TIFFs with clipping paths.

Basically, I want to be able to do everything on this page with  
Scribus, The Gimp and Inkscape. If I can do this with Scribus and  
other Open Source apps, I may be able to advocate a switch here at  
work. I would appreciate any pointers on how to produce a page like  

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