[scribus] Newspaper workflow

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Aug 23 12:02:05 UTC 2012

On 08/23/2012 02:19 AM, Stefan wrote:
> Hi Javier,
> 2012/8/22 Javier García Alfaro <javiergalfaro at gmail.com>:
>> Hi all, am editor / designer of a monthly newspaper [1] which recently began
> I take at the look of your first paper linked here
> http://periodicoeleslabon.wordpress.com/
> it seems like a 24 page magazine in tabloid format (a little larger
> than A4-Format).
> Same as we are doing with http://kompass.im/kompass-archiv/ This is a
> 24-page newsprint magazine for pirate party in germany.
> The Issues Kompass 3.2011 Killerspiele and Kompass 2.2011 Arabellion
> are produced with Scribus, Later ones with Adobe InDesign.
> Within Scribus there is no support for any kind of workflow. You will
> need other tools to manage page planning and authors.
> What we use for that:
> - for page planning: a standard wiki with special wiki templates. It
> lives at http://wiki.piratenzeitung.de
> See the planning page for our August issue here:
> http://wiki.piratenzeitung.de/?title=Kompass:2012.3
> our layout guy uoploads his pdf previews to the wiki server.
> - for text editing: some pirate pads, that is a webbased text editor
> for collaborative editing. We have a so-called "team-pad" at
> http://artikelschmiede.piratenpad.de . We make the text good there. If
> a text ist finished in the pad, we copy it into a corresponding page
> in our wiki, our layout guy fetches it from there.
> - we have a weekly teleconference via mumble software. Cause we are
> not in one city, but all across germany.
> Feel free to ask more questions.

Thanks, Stefan.

This suggests to me two things. Perhaps we need some pages on the wiki
that give some advice about the production of magazines and newspapers,
that others can use as a resource.

Secondly, are there features which Scribus might add for the particular
needs of those making periodicals?


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