[scribus] Business Cards from Scribus?

Gregory Pittman 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
>> Office
>> on this PC but this task has me stumped.
>> I like Scribus' ability to outline letters so I'll re-do the card (no
>> need
>> 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
> 1.3.5
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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