[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Nicola Griffin nickigriffin at mac.com
Fri May 24 15:47:16 UTC 2013

On 24 May 2013, at 16:15, john Culleton wrote:

> 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
> success. 
> 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:
> http://wexfordpress.net/shortlist.html
> PDF e-book: "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
> available at http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html

Thanks very much John. I'll have a look at those. I have no programming experience myself so I suspect I'm going to miss the 'all-in' aspects of Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

Nicki Griffin

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