[scribus] Newspaper in Scribus

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 18 03:37:34 CET 2010

On 03/17/2010 04:15 PM, Candice Jordan wrote:
> Submitted on 03/17/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
> Submitted values are:
>     Your contact information:
>       Name: Candice Jordan
>       Email Address: artneko at gmail.com
>     About your Scribus program:
>       Version: 1.3.5
>       Prebuilt/Compiled: Prebuilt
>       Build Date:
>     Your operating system and CPU:
>       Type: MacOS X
>       Version: Snow Leopard 10.6.2
>       CPU type: Other/Don't know
>     Your request content:
>       Subject: Newspaper in Scribus
>       Message:
> 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.

You might consider our manual, available from amazon -- just search 
'Scribus' there. The manual covers versions 1.3.3.x, but except for some 
rearrangements of some features like styles, for example, the functions 
are much the same.


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