[Scribus] Example of what I would like to do

rcook at pcug.org.au rcook
Sat Oct 6 09:14:58 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:
> http://www.klikmaker.com/pdf/211TestPage.pdf
> 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
> this.

Probably most things are possible with Scridus, have a look at

for an indication of what can be done.

Also the wiki has lots of good information


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