[scribus] Template for business cards

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 17 18:32:33 CET 2010

On 11/17/2010 10:29 AM, John Beardmore wrote:
> On 17/11/2010 14:34, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>> On 11/17/10, John Beardmore wrote:
>>> Google reveals a number of sites that have Scribus templates.
>>> Does anybody have any thoughts on the best template for business
>>> cards ?
>>> I'm not bothered about what's on the card, just keen to have something
>>> which makes laying the cards out on A4 sheets easier.
>> http://glabels.org/
> Thanks Alexandre, but I had in mind doing them in Scribus, partly
> because I'm familiar with it, and partly because I'm working under
> windows, so Gnome tools aren't of direct use.

Especially with the way that Multiple Duplicate works now, this is 
pretty close to a trivial matter.

I wouldn't even bother with a template, or at least a fully fleshed out 
one. All your template requires is one business card space in the left 
upper corner of an A4 sheet. Make your card to your liking, then use 
Multiple Duplicate to instantly make the needed rows and columns with 
any necessary gap (or none).

There is some homework: get the necessary measurements and distances 
from a blank sheet. Once you have done this, put the needed information 
right on your template, in a visible but nonprinting frame.

Plan B:
Let's say you want some fancy graphics that is repetitive, and all that 
changes is the text content.  In this case, your template can include 
all of that on a Master Page, with a multiple-duplicated text frame on top.

So if you want, you can get a collection of software programs to do some 
specialized layout, but for the most part it isn't really necessary.


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