[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Fri May 24 15:15:01 UTC 2013

On Fri, 24 May 2013 12:24:48 +0100
Nicola Griffin <nickigriffin at mac.com> wrote:

> Catching up on past Scribus posts having been immersed in Scribus
> designing a festival programme. 
> So now I realise this really does affect me, not for DTP but I use
> Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Was planning to upgrade my MacBook.
> There's no way I could justify paying a monthly fee for a plan.
> So Open Source. Where next for web design and graphics?
> Best
> Nicki Griffin
> > 
For graphics Inkscape (Vector) and Gimp (bitmap, photos)
For book covers and fancy text layouts in multipage documents Scribus.
For most book interiors some form of TeX. I use pdftex for novels,
Context for technical books, LaTeX rarely and when used preferably using
the memoir class. There is just too much missing from Scribus for book
interiors IMO except for coffee table books. Others may have more

To convert from RGB model documents to CMYK model for bitmaps I use
ImageMagick, a very powerful command line program. 
To preserve the vector nature of Inkscape outputs and 
convert to CMYK I am planning to use Scribus as a post processor.
Web design can be done in Inkscape producing an svg file which most
browsers can handle. Or you can use Bluefish and produce html. The old
Quanta plus is no more, being replaced by a much inferior product with
the same name.  I actually code my pages in a editor called Gvim which
will highlight key words and brace pairs etc. for html and various
programming languages as well. But I was a programmer in my misspent
youth so working at the code level is OK by me. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
Free list of books for self-publishers:
PDF e-book: "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
available at http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html

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