[scribus] WTactis and Scribus struggle

Lukasz Jastrzebski luke.jastrzebski at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 18:14:34 CET 2011

I always read mails carefully, John. Whole. I appreciate people are taking
time and effort to voluntarily share their knowledge.

Any not fully WYSIWYG, complex solution will be simply wrong for empowering
the audience, so for whole project as well. If this would be other things,
its a different story. But here we have to deal with strictly visual
features, and, if we will be only "gluing" things together with a piece of
software - it would still be Scribus. Just because it is much easier for
greenhorns who don't know what typesetting is and want to make their own


2011/1/13 John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>

> On Thursday 13 January 2011 10:49:55 Lukasz Jastrzebski wrote:
> > Thanks for your replay :)
> >
> > John, I know what LaTeX can provide quite well. Its a no-go not for
> > me personally, but for potential contributors to our project.
> I guess you missed the part where I recommended looking at more
> flexible versions of TeX, other than LaTeX.
> One of the virtues of TeX is the \input statement. If you had a master
> file or files individual contributions could be added easily,
> rearranged, indexed and so on.
> Physical design of the cards could be done in any good drawing
> program, including some you have rejected like Inkscape. An Inkscape
> drawing can be incorporated into either pdftex or Scribus without much
> trouble.  Conversion to CMYK can be done in ImageMagick. You already
> know the Scribus graphic frame routine, and for pdftex three
> statements will do. The first statement can include the width, height
> or both. If only one dimension is given the other is adjusted
> automatically.  Here are the statements for one illo from my e-book:
> \pdfximage width 2.0in{f270g.jpg}
> \pdfrefximage
> \pdflastximage
> These are put on separate lines for clarity.
> TeX has a clear advantage in assembling bits and pieces from multiple
> authors, and in producing compact pdf files. Or my e-book I chose
> pdftex (I would have preferred Scribus) solely on the issue of file
> size.
> Scribus has a clear advantage in ease of precise placement of graphics
> on a page and in producing varieties of pdf output, particularly if
> you use 1.5.0 which will do pdf X/1-a:2001.
> I don't know all the details but those are some thoughts for your
> consideration.
> --
> John Culleton
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