[Scribus] Usability needs attention -- time for a feature moratorium?
Mon Jan 28 18:46:33 CET 2008
John Beardmore wrote:
>> I don't know about that ... I've found InDesign CS 3 is pretty solid for
>> general tasks.
> Perhaps. We stopped upgrading InDesign at v1.5 when they tried to get
> us to buy into CS. And having steered us towards InDesign, they then
> released Pagemaker 7 anyway. We also heard reports that users of
> InDesign 2 had problems importing our InDesign 1.5 documents which
> wasn't exactly encouraging.
Those file format issues seem to be pretty universal in DTP apps
For example, QuarkXPress 7 at work just crahes when a user imports a
Quark 4 document and tries to substitute fonts. This is after three
bugfix point releases. To work around the issue, users have to import
without substitution, copy & paste the doc contents into a new document,
and then use the usage dialog to apply the font substitutions. This
means you can't provide a predefined substitution map as part of an SOE
so font remapping just works.
I've never been impressed with the import capabilities of InDesign
either, especially importing Quirk 4 files. Then again, at least that's
a "foreign" format.
In any case, I think I'm getting a bit OT for [scribus].
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