[scribus] 2 questions: master pages & text flow odd/even pages

John Morris johnjeff at editide.us
Fri Aug 7 23:08:44 CEST 2009

John Culleton wrote:
>Scribus is not the DTP tool for all uses. The page length limitation
>is only part of it. There are the questions of footnotes, of
>indexes  (sometimes multiple in the same document), of multiple
>TOCs in the same document, of oversize pdf files and so on. For
>those needs TeX is the instrument of choice at least for me. But I
>love Scribus for book covers, newsletters and the like.

   As I mentioned before, I'm very new to Scribus, so still trying to 
understand exactly what Scribus is. So far, I have understood Scribus 
to be more like Quark XPress or InDesign than Illustrator or 
Freehand. What about Scribus makes you prefer it over a straight 
vector drawing package such as Inkscape (of which I know almost 
nothing except that it is not very close to 1.0 yet) in the 
open-source universe or Illustrator in the commercial universe?
   I'm relatively new to most open-source products, but I have been 
doing DTP with commercial products for some years. I would much 
prefer to use Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw to design covers 
over Quark, PageMaker or InDesign. My understanding is that Scribus 
is more like the latter three products than the former three products.


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