[scribus] Creating multi- page magazine

gpittman at iglou.com gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Oct 3 14:50:43 UTC 2012

On Tue, October 2, 2012 17:11, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> 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 are out of date and so is much of the wiki.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
> 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.
It would also help to expand on the small kernel of information already
started on the wiki, with some specific articles on various tasks of
periodicals and Scribus. One of the difficulties coming from the questions
we get, such as where this thread started, is that they are so open-ended,
it's hard to know what aspect of Scribus the poster needs to know. So some
wiki articles might help someone write questions we can answer with
greater specificity.

I would also encourage wiki authors to make use of the tags which help
sort articles into some appropriate index somewhere, so it can be found.

For example, putting

{{HOWTO Index}}

at the top of your HOWTO article automatically puts it in the HOWTO index.
Sometimes more than one tag is appropriate.


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