[scribus] Scribus logo

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Wed Sep 29 17:32:27 CEST 2010

On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:34:53 -0600
Steven Dayton <daytonmeister at gmail.com> dijo:

>As others have said use PDF for your presentation. Besides Adobe
>Reader there are several other PDF readers out there that are fast
>downloads and fast installs that can be used to display simple PDFs.
>If you wanted to add some punch to the presentation and you have
>access to Acrobat 9 Professional you can add movie clips and Flash
>elements to the PDF presentation. Maybe you are wanting to use open
>source software which excludes expensive Acrobat but I thought I would
>just mention the possibilities.
>Good luck.
>On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 4:08 AM, peter linnell <plinnell at scribus.info>
>> On 9/29/10 7:54 AM, a.l.e wrote:
>>> hi john jason,
>>>> But after downloading it I discovered that (evidently) OOo Impress
>>>> cannot place any vector files. In the Insert Picture menu the only
>>>> formats listed are raster image formats. But I know I can place
>>>> vector images in Writer documents, so now I'm off to OOo mailing
>>>> list to see if there is some library or another missing from my
>>>> OOo 3.1. It doesn't make any sense that I cannot place vector
>>>> images in Impress.
>>> you may use scribus to create your presentations...
>>> iirc, it can place vector files.
>>> ciao
>>> a.l.e
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>> I second this... I've not done a presentation in anything but
>> Scribus for years.
>> You can include transition effects etc in PDF.
>> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=pdfexport4
>> Seeing my colleagues here struggle with Office/OpenOffice
>> "helpfully" changing the layout depending on the machine which opens
>> the files.
>> Once in PDF format the presentation displays exactly the same. I do
>> recommend using Adobe Reader for the demo/presentation.

OK, y'all are convincing me to give Scribus and PDF a try for the
presentation. But that's only because Impress is starting to frustrate

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