[scribus] Starting with Scribus

Blue Beehive alan at bluebeehive.com
Thu Jul 2 10:58:08 CEST 2009

OK. I have downloaded and installed Scribus and started to read the 
documentation (splendid stuff Peter). I am a Windows user who has never 
done any DTP before, or anything else really, only business accounts 
(package), the occasional spreadsheet  and the usual emails. I have 
foolishly agreed to prepare and publish our village mag - 32 double 
sided A4 pages and around 800 copies per run) and thought Scribus hits 
the button. Now here is the BUT. I now find that I also now have to have 
GhostScript and Ghostscript viewer, GIMP and I don't know what else, and 
have got to learn about PS, PDF and EPS files together with typography, 
fonts, colour manipulation and what seems like a myriad of other things.

My question is simple. Where do I start? Which comes first in the 
learning curve. Scribus, the other programs, terminology, the file 
types? I am surrounded, nay buried, in 'new stuff'. So much so that I 
have lost all sense or direction and have no idea where the door is. Can 
anybody point to it. -- Please!


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