[scribus] Scribus Help

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Oct 7 22:23:11 CEST 2010

On Thursday 07 October 2010 14:32:02 Julia wrote:
> Submitted on 10/07/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
> Submitted values are:
>    Name: Julia
>    Email Address: jorlando44 at gmail.com
>    Subject: Scribus Help
>    Message:
> I am looking for a program that I can use to help me create a
> catalog for print. This catalog in question incorporates both
> pictures and text. It is a catalog to give to prospective buyers,
> so it has pictures/descriptions for every invetory item. A typical
> catalog will contain over 600 invetory items.
> I have been researching options and a lot of places have pointed me
> to Scribus. I have no education with computers, graphic design, or
> anything of the sort. I can not find anywhere on the Internet a
> straightfoward list of projects Scribus is used for.
> In the past, the catalogs have been done using Microsoft Word. As
> you can imagine it is always a complete and utter nightmare. There
> needs to be something out there, that isn't hundreds of dollars,
> that can help me.
> Can you please tell me what Scribus is and if it is a suitable
> program for the project that I need to complete?
> Thank You

Scribus is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) desktop publishing 
program quite suitable for your application. It offers roughly the same 
features as Quark Xpress but is by no means a clone of that product. 
The easiest way to learn about it is through the online tutorial. I 
use it for book cover design and I wrote an e-book on that 
application. See below.

Others may suggest other familiarization tools  for your use. There is 
a comprehensive Scribus Manual available for $49.95 USD. But I sense 
you are not ready for that yet. Visit the Scribus site and nose 

If you get stuck when using it this list will prove most helpful.
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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