[scribus] Rotated Text Frames

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Aug 7 14:08:15 UTC 2011

On Aug 7, 2011, at 6:59 AM, a.l.e wrote:

> hi
>>> Interestingly, Scribus has more features than MS Word, which is why
>>> I'm using it.  For the type of documents I create, WYSIWYG is
>>> critical, so I rarely use Story Editor except for tasks which are
>>> feasible, practical, or possible directly in the frame.
>> I'm a big fan of Scribus, but really, does it have more features than
>> MS Word??
>> I can list dozens of features that MS Word has but Scribus lacks.
>> Automatic foot notes, indices and tables of contens (based on styles),
>> relative positioning of objects, automatically calculated
>> fields/references, you can get word to automatically use styles in i
>> defined order (like you start with Heading, the next paragraph
>> automatically becomes Subheading and the next Body_first and the
>> folloing ones become Body) are some examples.
> when i want to have more control on the placement on the page i use excel. the grid it shows is very helpful.

Last time I tried, it was not possible to fit text to a path in MS Office.  (Nothing in Word Art did this.)  Image placement is also awkward in Word, as it's more a word processor app than a page layout app.  I also had issues with the PDF export, but I now can't recall precisely what they were.

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