[scribus] Business Cards from Scribus?
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 19 14:46:30 CEST 2009
On 09/19/2009 06:09 AM, Owen wrote:
>> I have MS publisher on another (older) PC that's not mine. But it's
>> what I
>> had when I developed a business card (attached)
>> So far Openoffice has satisfied my needs and allowed me to avoid MS
>> on this PC but this task has me stumped.
>> I like Scribus' ability to outline letters so I'll re-do the card (no
>> to convert it) in Scribus.
>> Soooo... How do I develop a business card in Scribus and print it
>> 10-up on
>> Avery Form # 8879?
> As I understand it, the 8879 template is 7.5" wide split down the
> middle with 5 abutting rows of 2.25 inches
> 1. Open a new document, 8879 size (sorry I dont know what that is)just
> measure it and make a custom new document if it is not standard letter
> or A4
> 2. Insert guides to make 10 3.75x2.25 divisions with further guides
> for a 1/8 " bleed area and a 1/8 " no print area so you end up with a
> work area of 3.25"x1.75"
> 3. Use the scrapbook to hold your 3.25"x1.75" card work and then just
> keep pasting it into the 10 work areas.
> http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/scribus/8879.sla will give you the
> idea, it has a Scribus-1.3.6 heading, so I assume it will open in
An alternative plan is to use Multiple Duplicate.
First, make an individual frame and create the card contents. This could
also include superimposed graphics, which you then group.
Next, use Multiple Duplicate to copy the required number of times for
columns. Versions 1.3.5+ allow you to either specify an offset from the
prior copy or a gap between frames/groups.
Finally, select the row of frames/groups you have just made and again
Multiple Duplicate down the page for the required number of rows on your
sheet. Obviously, you can do rows first, columns second if you wish.
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