[scribus] Newspaper in Scribus

Candice Jordan artneko at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 21:15:52 CET 2010

Submitted on 03/17/2010
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     Name: Candice Jordan
     Email Address: artneko at gmail.com
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     Version: 1.3.5
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     Subject: Newspaper in Scribus
I edit an 8 page tabloid size newspaper for a neighborhood association in  
Portland, and several other assocaitions (we have about 95) are looking to  
emulate our paper.  Previously the paper was done in InDesign but for reasons  
of volunteer accessibility I am trying to move toward open source software.   
I did the last two issues using Open Office Writer with definite issues with  
our printer, mostly over color.  I am a total newbie both to DTP (coming from  
the old days of actual cut and paste) and am struggling trying to learn how  
to use Scribus--don't need a lot of fancy stuff, just the basics, like I  
can't figure out how to do styles for example to set my paragraph indents for  
the body.  Is there someone that can help me with this -- and what would be  
most excellent would be if there were someone in Portland who wanted to meet  
with me to show me a few quick tips, help me set up a basic template and who  
might also be willing to coach others from the various neighborhood  
associations and coalitions.  If I can just get the basics under my belt I am  
happy to pay it forward and teach others.

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