[scribus] Template for business cards
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.
> 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.
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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