[scribus] Newbie Questions About Spreads

Patrick Ernst patrick at aroaustralia.com
Fri Apr 10 05:37:21 CEST 2009

wingsgroup wrote:
> I am new to DTP and Scribus and needing to get a project done in the next 2.5
> weeks. (I'm probably crazy!) Anyway, I have searched, but not really found
> any good answers to my questions. My project is actually a homeschool group
> yearbook and I am wanting to use two-page spreads for the section dividers.
> It will be a picture across the pages with text running across. How do I go
> about this without losing the text and making the picture look funny? I used
> single pages for the setup and just put the picture and text right across as
> I was designing it visually. I didn't do a lot yet because I realized that I
> needed answers to these questions first. I read somewhere about bleeds and
> so I did make my pages slightly bigger (the printer suggested .25 inches).
> Someone suggested using margins for the gutter, but I am afraid that I might
> get some white space showing. I would appreciate any help you can give!
Someone posted a list of open source books to another list I'm on. This
one looked good and is relevant to DTP generally.

The Digital Foundations of Graphics Design is a textbook on
   Graphic Design using Inkscape, Gimp, Firefox and Processing,
   released under a Creative Commons Licence. It’s strength is
   that it is not just a manual for the programs, it’s actually
   a course in graphic design.
Link :

Patrick Ernst
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