[scribus] beginner's luck, or lack thereof
Margaret and George McIntosh
tenbear at myfairpoint.net
Thu Apr 22 23:02:22 CEST 2010
Sorry I wasn't able to help. I don't know anything about Macs. There are a lot of
much wiser and more experienced Scribus users on this list. I am sure they will be
able to help.
On 22 Apr 2010 at 16:02, Peter Thorkelson wrote:
> hello, george,
> thanks a lot so far.
> I'm on a mac, OSX 10.5.8.
> when I go to preferences (under the scribus menu), I get what looks
> like a lot of gibberish, except that three of the fields say "name
> executable." as it happens, executables are not available to the
> or at least, so I've been told. they are the exclusive province of
> windows. maybe they're available under linux, I wouldn't know.
> the "image processing tool" window contains the word "gimp." as it
> happens, I have gimp on my computer. I seem to be able to give
> scribus the location of that program, but when I tried to insert
> ghostwriter in the postscrpt interpreter window, I was stymied
> ghostscript is a folder with hundreds of, I don't know, apps?, plug-
> ins? whatever. I wasn't able to tell the preferences window what
> ask for.
> I hope you're able to help some more. thanks again so far,
> Peter T
> On Apr 22, 2010, at 2:57 PM, Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:
> > On 22 Apr 2010 at 14:02, Peter Thorkelson wrote:
> >> dear list,
> >> I am a true beginner-to the business of all but completely
> >> prepackaged
> >> software.
> >> I downloaded scribus (1.3.6), and was informed upon trying to
> >> 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
> >> or
> >> wrongly) that a tarball is a collection of small bits of
> >> but
> >> apparently I should know what a distro is, since I'm supposed
> >> report that when asking for help.
> >> SO. what's ghostscript, where do I get it and how do I install
> >> what's distro?
> >> if I get and install ghostscript, will I then be able to use
> >> unimpeded? seems unlikely.
> >> btw, I re-downloaded scribus as a dmg file (haven't opened it
> >> and notice that it's 22.214.171.124. what are the relative pros and
> >> of
> >> using this over 1.3.6?
> >> I appreciate what help I can get.
> >> thanks,
> >> Peter T
> > Peter
> > What operating system are you using? If Windows, you can forget
> > about tarbals and
> > distros.
> > You can get Ghostscript at sourceforge.net. You should install it
> > before you install
> > Scribus but if you have already installed Scribus, and it doesn't
> > recognise Ghostscript,
> > you can go to File, select Preferences, then External Tools and
> > Scribus where to
> > find Ghostscript. If you are using Windows 7 64x, it will probably
> > be installed in
> > C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs8.70\bin\gswin32c.exe. Other windows
> > versions will be
> > similar.
> > My understanding is that V1.3.5 is a development version. 126.96.36.199
> > is their "stable"
> > version and I am using 1.3.6, which I like better then 188.8.131.52
> > I find it stable,
> > enough so for a 8 page newsletter.
> > Welcome to Scribus.
> > George
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