theopcles at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 06:57:40 UTC 2011
It is always a problem to keep tutorials up to date.
I am still impressed Scribus has so many wiki en tutorials , not
always the easiest prescriptions and ways to teach a beginner.
I can give a tip: In the Netherlands is a commercial writing
training institute that sells a correspondence course "Scribus" or
12 lessons , special for beginners a reasonable good but in my
opinion rather expensive course.
In Dutch language. You can get a trial lesson for free. I don't have
connections with this institute , so you can Google yourself for more
Op 3-10-2011 23:08, john Culleton schreef:
> On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:00:31 -0600
> Mike Sleger<chappa-ai op q.com> wrote:
>>> You guys are all saying that NEW users should download the 1.4RC5
>>> to start with, but there is no tutorial based on that version while
>>> there is a tutorial based on the 220.127.116.11 version. I, being a
>>> brand new user, find that I need both versions, because if I don't
>>> find the elements mentioned in the tutorial where it says they are,
>>> then I am lost.
>>> It is, after all, the NEW user who has the most need for a tutorial.
>> Honestly, in my experience, the quickest way to find out how to do
>> something (or whether it's even supported at all) is Google. I've
>> never even used the Scribus tutorial.
> There is a very old tutorial dating back before even 1.3.3.x. It gives
> you the basics but it is hard to work with when using more recent
> versions. I no longer consult it.
> There is also a tutorial book by Cedric Gemy "Scribus 1.3.5 Beginners
> Guide". That is much closer to what is in use today. It is not as
> complete however as the older "Scribus The Official Manual" by
> Pittman, Schaefer et al. which is based on 18.104.22.168.
> For real work I use my nightly download of 1.4.0 svn or as I like to
> call it rc5 plus. Thus far it hasn't let me down, and if I do
> have a problem I can expect expert help on it.
> There is a tutorial on making a 3 fold brochure based on 1.3.5:
> There are also some video tutorials.
> My only goal in all this conversation is to steer newcomers away from
> 1.3.3.x series which is significantly different than what most of us
> are using today. The series 1.3.5 through 1.3.9 were aimed at
> developing a new Scribus to be called 1.4.0. The interface should be
> similar from 1.3.5 through 1.4.0x. The file format is also similar
> throughout this series.
> It may be useful to keep in mind three different .sla file formats:
> Format A: 1.3.3 series
> Format B: 1.3.5--1.4.0.
> Format C: 1.5.0 et seq.
> You can upgrade from one format to the next, but not retreat to an
> earlier format.
> John Culleton
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