[scribus] Using Scribus 1.3.5svn Productively

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Oct 12 12:25:30 CEST 2008

a.l.e wrote:

>>> 3. You have to know your other tools to use as well as know a few things
>>> about the PDF standard itself. Scribus (in any version) is not -- nor
>>> ever will (or should!) -- be a one-for-all tool.
>> Shouldn't this depend on the user and their application ?
>> Is there any need to be dogmatic about it ??
> yes and no...
> do you want a tool wich does only few things but does them in an optimal 
> way (and being compatible with other tools which do the other tasks) or 
> do you want a tool which does everything but not really good?
> imho, if you try to follow both goals you won't ever achieve anything...

I already use Scribus as as my whole report writing environment.

Granted photo preparation occurs in Gimp which I have no particular 
desire to change, but I don't think it makes sense to defend the 
boundaries of Scribus as a layout only tool when the processes of 
editing and layout are necessarily entwined to get an optimal result. 
And if other features are embedded in Scribus, I can't say I mind if it 
improves the ergonomics of the Scribus environment.

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