[scribus] Scribus vs. QuarkXpress

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon Aug 2 10:16:41 CEST 2010

On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 11:56:00 -0500
Michael Chamness <chamness at daktel.com> wrote:

> I do newsletters for specialized groups, and also the color bulletin 
> covers for a local church, and have found Scribus to be just as adept
> at handling things like text columns, inset pictures, runaround text,
> all the things I used Quark for, at least equal to Quark. The only
> thing I really miss is Quark's menu choice of frames for graphics (or
> text, for that matter). Quark came with a nice assortment of
> decorative frames, which became the box itself when applied. Scribus
> requires a frame to be drawn over the object, line frames only
> apparently, though various corners are available, from using the box
> draw choice, then the color (default is black) has to be removed to
> expose the graphic. Line thickness is availble, and I've found that
> most clients are satisfied with just a black line frame around most
> graphics, or sometimes no frame at all, as with a faded border. I was
> fond of Quark's "Greek Key" border. Frames can be any color, I'm not
> sure Quark frames offer that, I never tried to use it.

Have a look at http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=frame and you
can probably make your own collection of svg frames to keep in the

Probably not the same as Quark, but the end result is the same


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