[scribus] How to personalize a booklet?

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jul 9 22:41:09 CEST 2009

On Thursday 09 July 2009 04:27:53 pm John Culleton wrote:
> On Thursday 09 July 2009 09:43:36 am John Beardmore wrote:
> > John Culleton wrote:
> > > Interestingly enough two of the books on TeX are now free for
> > > download on the web, but I paid money for a used copy of one
> > > because I find a bound copy easier to use than a ring binder.
> >
> > Could you let us know the URLs for those please ?
> >
> >
> > Cheers, J/.
> Well my first book was "The TeXBook" which is canonical but a bit
> difficult.
> I bought "TeX for the Impatient." Here is the pdf download:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/impatient/
> I downloaded but did not buy "TeX by Topic"
> http://eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html
> because I did not find it as easy to use. I also read "A Gentle
> Introduction to TeX" and bought "A Beginner's Book of TeX."
> N.B. These are plain TeX books and not LaTeX books.  Unlike most
> TeXers I find LaTeX verbose, confining and too prone to have
> conflicts between styles.  I rather work with an amalgam of TeX
> primitive commands, plain TeX commands Pdftex commands, eplain, a
> table writer from TeXsys, and where necessary Context, a more
> modern replacement for LaTeX controlled by a single individual.
> In short I like starting with the following complete TeX file:
>  ------------------------------------
> Hello world.
> \bye
> -------------------------------------
> and building as I need to.
> Fortunately most primitive and plain TeX commands work in LaTeX
> also. Most LaTeXers don't know this however.  To each their own.
> Since Scribus 1.3.5 has an exit into pdflatex and some other
> processes I would like to have an exit into pdftex as well. That
> would eliminate most of the preamble needed for Pdftex.

Last phrase should read "...needed for pdflatex."

John Culleton
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