[scribus] Text frame help please!

Jane Woodall jane.woodall at virgin.net
Sat Nov 8 16:34:59 CET 2008

Hi folks

Have just downloaded Scribus because I want to create a family tree. I know there are dedicated programmes but they don't give as much flexibility as DTP. 

In Aldus Pagemaker you could type the text you wanted onto the page (eg John Smith) and that became a 'box' that you could then resize and place anywhere you liked. That's what I want to do.. but when I tried Scribus last night I struggled.

I put in a text frame and typed John Smith in via story editor - but then the text frame appeared to be empty on the page. 

Is it possible to type text straight onto the page as described above? 

If not, how do I get round it? The Scribus instructions suggest compiling a folder of text and images - that's fine if, say, you're using a large block of text and a couple of images for an advert. I don't want to be typing two lines of text and saving that as a word file to import - I'd have 100 word files! 

Also the programme tells me I don';t have ghostscript? Is this a problem and if so where's a clear link to download it from - I searched the site and got confused as to what was what. (Plus there was a very annoying banner advert sat right over some of the useful info!) 


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