[scribus] Rotated Text Frames
chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Aug 7 14:58:55 UTC 2011
On Aug 7, 2011, at 8:51 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday, August 07, 2011 08:26:07 am Peter Nermander wrote:
>>> 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,
>>> or possible directly in the frame.
>> I'm a big fan of Scribus, but really, does it have more features
> than MS
>> I can list dozens of features that MS Word has but Scribus lacks.
>> Automatic foot notes, indices and tables of contens (based on
>> relative positioning of objects, automatically calculated
>> fields/references, you can get word to automatically use styles in
>> 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.
> First, it should be noted that I have the latest versions of Scribus,
> TeX, Gimp, Inkscape and Libre (formerly Open Office) on my computer.
> All free.
> To get the equivalent using commercial software I would have to buy
> Microsoft Office, Illustrator, possibly Quark Xpress, InDesign, and
> Distiller. I would also have to work with an inferior (IME) operating
> system, Microsoft Windows. That in turn means I would have to buy and
> update anti malware software. Updates to all these products cost
> money. Chances are I wouldn't own them all.
The worst part of all that is you would be using a bad OS that's prone to crashing apps and highly susceptible to malware. I avoid using any Microsoft software whenever possible.
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