[scribus] Newbie Questions About Spreads

wingsgroup techsupport at wingsgroup.org
Fri Apr 10 13:19:22 CEST 2009

Patrick Ernst wrote:
> Patrick Ernst wrote:
>> 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 :
>>    http://en.flossmanuals.net/DigitalFoundations
> It has a section on Scribus too.
> "This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source
> software such as Inkscape, Gimp,
> Firefox, and Processing. We have taken some of the visual principles and
> exercises from the Bauhaus Basic
> Course and adapted them into exercises for these applications."
> -- 
> Patrick Ernst
> ARO Australia Pty Ltd
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Thank-you very much, Patrick! Next year we intend to have a yearbook
committee and make it like a mini-course in graphic design, as well, so this
is a very valuable recommendation to me!
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