[scribus] Rotated Text Frames

Mike Sleger 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, 
> 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.
>> /Peter
> 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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