[scribus] beginner's luck, or lack thereof
pthork at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 22 20:02:47 CEST 2010
I am a true beginner—to the business of all but completely prepackaged
I downloaded scribus (1.3.6), and was informed upon trying to open it
that I was missing some software:
"The following programs are missing:
Ghostscript : You cannot use EPS images or Print Preview"
is what it said. I went looking for "ghostscript," and was introduced
to the terms "tarball" and "distro." I have since gleaned (rightly or
wrongly) that a tarball is a collection of small bits of software, but
apparently I should know what a distro is, since I'm supposed to
report that when asking for help.
SO. what's ghostscript, where do I get it and how do I install it?
if I get and install ghostscript, will I then be able to use scribus
unimpeded? seems unlikely.
btw, I re-downloaded scribus as a dmg file (haven't opened it yet),
and notice that it's 188.8.131.52. what are the relative pros and cons of
using this over 1.3.6?
I appreciate what help I can get.
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