[scribus] Creating multi- page magazine

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Tue Oct 2 21:11:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Judith Longman
<judith at longmanonline.co.uk>wrote:

> Hi
> As a newbie to Scribus and using 1.4.1 release,
> where should I look for information on creating
> a multi-page magazine? Most of the video tutorials
> are out of date and so is much of the wiki. When I went to
> the 1.4 manual, much of the content was void. Where will
> I find the info I am looking for?
> Thanks
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As editor, I oversee the publishing of a quarterly, 68 page magazine and
would be willing to help you along.  I've been using Scribus for a bit over
two years, exclusively, to layout the magazine.  Ours is not a high end,
all color publication, but we do use color on all the cover pages (4) and
have 64 pages of gray-scale content inside.  I use, alternately, 1, 2, and
3 column pages depending on the content of the page.  Articles are
frequently linked from one page to the next, and often skipping pages to a
more convenient spot further back in the issue.  We run as many photos,
again, gray-scale, as possible, as well as a  cover photo which is color.

The key to Scribus is to think in terms of frames of text or images on a
page which is essentially it's own frame.  These frames can be linked so
text will flow from one to another, or can overlay parts of another frame
regardless if one is an image frame or a text frame or simply occupy their
own space without touching another frame.  Frames may have a border or be
border-less, as you wish, and can be sized to whatever size you want them.

I will assume you know about printing enough to understand the concept of
picas/points.  This is fairly standard in the US but beyond here, I cannot
speak to the relevance of point sizes.  A point is 1/72 of an inch.

If I can help further, contact me hereon or at the information given below:

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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