[scribus] Scribus terms - translation index

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue May 5 02:36:08 CEST 2009

Am Montag, 4. Mai 2009 23:36:08 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> I have been redoing a workbook originally written and laid out in OOo,
> as a tool to learn Scribus. In the past I have used QuarkXPress,
> PageMaker, InDesign, Ventura, and various other layout and graphics
> programs. I love Scribus, but when I go to the wiki to try to figure
> out how to do something I can't find it. Many times I later discover
> that my problem was not that the feature was missing but, rather, that
> I was searching with the wrong terminology.
> The wiki needs a "translator," or better stated, a "see xxx" utility.
> I thought of creating this myself as a my small contribution to the
> project, but I can't think of all the terms. Every program has its own
> terminology, but corraling them all into one list is beyond me. I don't
> even always remember what a term a particular program used for a
> feature. And there are hundreds and hundreds of DTP terms.
> I thought if I posted this here on the list other users could chime in
> with suggestions for terms to include in a "terminology translator"
> from other programs to Scribus-ese. Ultimately this could be
> incorporated into the wiki so that when a new user searches for a term
> it will pop up with the Scribus equivalents.
> Am I crazy?

Certainly not ;)

> Is this worth doing? Is this even possible? 

It's possible to a certain extent. The printed manual contains a table with a 
comparison between InDesign's, XPress's and Scribus's terminology.



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