[scribus] Really basic questions

Ken Springer romanemporer at dishmail.net
Sat Jan 29 04:50:12 CET 2011

I was afraid there was no way to print them.  And, what I fear is, the
online documentation won't be too comprehensive.   :-(

Hell, no manual or help documentation is comprehensive anymore.  :-(  I
really wish for 20 years ago when vendors wrote and supplied really good
manuals.  Seems like developers, all across the board, and now beginning to
rely on other users like yourself to provide support that rightfully should
come from the developer.  Open Source falls in kind of a grey area, though.

Even MS's support is going downhill fast.  As a home user, there used to be
a clear link to their knowledge base articles, but I have yet to find a link
to them since they revamped their system.  Possibly a contributing factor to
the rise in Mac and Linux use.

That's kind of a bummer on the vertical justification in a frame.  But,
probably something the Scribus programmers should address.  The Calamus
program I had on my Atari could do it.  And, I bought the last copy in
1998.  But, it's a high dollar product and way overkill for my needs.  If
one of my Atari's was actually set up and running, I would have used it.

Now, to see how long it takes to get this posted.  With the first post, the
mailing list said my message had to wait for moderator approval because I
wasn't a member.  A member of what?  I'm subscribed to the mailing list a
couple months ago, and I can't find anything on the Scribus website that
specifically says I have to "join here to be a member".  I've looked and
read, but can't find the answer.

Nor can I find a "Contact Us" button for users to use.  In my web design
class, you were marked down for not having that button on your homework.
But Scribus isn't the only site without easy to find contact use buttons.
More and more sites are this way, but it seems that sites where the original
product was originally Linux based are the worst.   :-(

Sorry folks, I do get on a soap box at times.  :-)  Just tired of so many
developers and web sites being less than helpful.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>wrote:

> On 01/27/2011 05:37 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> I'm starting my first project, and it's very simple.  But before I get
>> into
>> it very far, a couple of really basic questions.
>> I'm running Scribus 1.3.9 on an Intel Mac, OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard.  But,
>> I
>> also have a Windows XP Pro and Vista Ultimate computers available to me.
>> And someday, Ubuntu Linux.
>> 1.  Is there available somewhere, a program that will let me print the
>> entire online help pages?  I could open and print each URL, but that sure
>> does take a long time to do it manually.
> No, not really.
> The main thing I would suggest is to scan through the pages and see which
> ones are really needed. I would think that mostly those in Scribus Basics
> will be the ones you will actually need and use. Once you point your browser
> (outside of Scribus) to the correct directory, you should be able to open
> the various files in tabs to speed up the process.
>> My knowledge of Linux terminology is very minimal at this point, so I
>> would
>> appreciate it if those who reply try to do "English for Dummies"!!!   LOL
>>  Uh, yeah.
>  2.  Is there a way to vertically justify text in a text frame?
> No. This is still a manual operation. So far has proven hard to implement,
> considering the frames environment of Scribus. If you are not making the
> border of the frame visible, the frame space is rather arbitrary.
> AFAIK, when you consider the variables of font size, linespacing, and so
> forth, Scribus doesn't really know how much space there is below several
> lines of text.
> Greg
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Ken Springer

"All progress depends upon the unreasonable person."
George Bernard Shaw

"Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for
cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country!"
President William McKinley

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