[Scribus] Manual - first baby step

John Beardmore John
Sat Oct 27 14:15:23 CEST 2007

Jan Schrewe wrote:

> Do we really need a manual that tells the reader: click on button a and you 
> will get a textframe? Thta is nice but I think what I was always looking for 
> when I started DTP was something like: I want to have a text on the page. 
> Okay, how big do I make the text frame and what the heck is colour management 
> and for what do I need to know how much DPI my picture has. 
> My point is: It is not really exciting to see how I put a textframe on the 
> page - I believe scribus is intuitive enough that even a beginner can use 
> it - if he understood the basic concepts of a DTP app and a little bit about 
> design in general. Most of the questions on the list are in the same manner.
> So what about writing an introduction to DTP with scribus as example. On that 
> way beginners get the help they need and the book is less dependent on where 
> is the button, because most of the concepts do not change fast, it's just the 
> way they are handled and that is something most people I know are able to 
> find out if they know what they want.

I know what you mean, but I can see both sides of the fence.  Having 
used Pagemaker and InDesign, I don't have any problem using 1339 under 
windows 2000 to prepare documents.  On the other hand, I notice that 
printing with PCL to our Dell 5110cn printer I tend to get a slight 
purple cast on slightly dark pictures.

Given that I don't want to spend ages in a darkened room calibrating a 
full CMS, and it would do just to 'turn up the green in the pictures a 
bit', I could really do with something that points me at whatever 
controls might be handy for that !

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI.
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