[scribus] Odp: Help - need a tutorial for "dummies" - ie: newbies
gstaniak at wp.pl
Fri Dec 10 22:42:36 CET 2010
On 10-12-2010 at 22:12 randy.pare at rogers.com wrote:
> I am utterly lost. The controls [for an MS Word
> guy, like me] do not seem intuitive. Simple things like importing a
> picture and manipulating its size to fit on the page seem impossible.
One piece of advice from someone who quite recently was a total noob
too: ALWAYS keep the Properties Palette visible. Always. It really
helps. Check what it shows, use it to position, scale, and set
properties on objects. Also: use and explore the "Window" menu (for
alignment and distribution, for example).
> An image comes in and there doesn't seem to be anyway to alter size.
See above. Press F2, use the Properties Palette (the "Image" section).
> I receive articles, poetry shorts stories all writtne on MS Word and
would like to import the docs and
> place them over background art etc etc.
Create a text frame, right click, "Get text". First you need to convert
the articles though.
> What I am hoping to learn is this:
> How to use Scribus to create a document that has
> artistic backgrounds with text and other art on top, that I can then
> convert to PDF.
... and it would be best for you, I think, to spare a few bucks for the
You can even get a discount if you scan the group archive for the 10th
anniversary email ;)
> BTW I have read the READ ME file and BASICs tutorial that come with
Scribus - just could not find answers to what I am
> asking there.
Ask here then.
Grzegorz Staniak, gstaniak _at_ wp *dot* pl
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