[scribus] Selecting Polygons

Harry Collier hcollier at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 21:29:41 CEST 2010

Microsoft bought-in Publisher (which is why it is one of the few
long-term MS products that is stable, intuitive and works.)  As for
pros .... avoid them like the plague; they just love obscure
complications. For books and leaflets I started with Ventura Publisher
(1.0!) and then moved on to Adobe PageMaker. I am a simple person: I
want to import text; I want to import graphics; I want to specify
colours / borders / italic / bold / font / size. I want to output.  I
want to send my work of art to a commercial printer to be reproduced
1000 times. Mr Simple. I am still experimenting whether Scribus
fulfils these criteria. If not: back to the options -- Ventura is
still the only publishing software I have met that enables you to
import text with tags (@MAIN=)  directly into a  publishing program.


On 2 April 2010 21:17, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 01 April 2010 10:11:37 a.l.e wrote:
>> hi harry,
>> >> You can install Linux on your PC and then things may go better for
>> >> you.
>> >>
>>  > Does this mean Scribus does not really work with Windows and that I
>> >
>> > should go  back to Microsoft Publisher?
>> no, it does mean that your user experience will be better with linux and
>> that windows is evil.
>> is indeed the latest stable release of scribus and it works
>> mostly the same on linux and windows (with some problems when you use
>> custom skins in windows).
>> stick with it if you have no specific reason to change.
>> publisher is for most uses much worse than any modern versions of
>> scribus (this is brought to you but somebody who has never ever used
>> publisher in his life).
>> finally: use free software with windows. use more and more free software
>> with windows. one day you will automatically switch to some sort of free
>> operating system.
>> take care
>> a.l.e
> Words of wisdom.
> Publisher has been abandoned by Microsoft. It will have no more updates.
> And they invented the thing.  Better choices are Scribus, TeX, InDesign or
> even Quark Xpress. These are of course very different products but they are
> products with inherent quality. Microsoft Publisher is one of those
> miserable consumer level products like Front Page.  Pros avoid them.
> --
> John Culleton
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