[scribus] Co-Inventor of QuarkXPress Xtensions Offers Scribus Support

Patrick Ernst patrick at aroaustralia.com
Thu Mar 13 00:00:53 UTC 2014

Great to see support for Scribus like this. It shows that Scribus has 
reached a level of maturity when a commercial organisation chooses to 
add its support. Congrats to Scribus team and SCS.

The PDF was good to peruse. I did note that both Indesign and Quark font 
resolution was better and more legible. It looked like the letters from 
those product were better anti-aliased, whereas the text from Scribus 
appeared a bit crude. A function of the export to PDF perhaps?



On 13/03/2014 5:11 AM, "Christoph Schäfer" wrote:
> Dear Scribus users,
> I have wonderful news for you and for Scribus!
> Software Consulting Services, LLC (www.newspapersystems.com), the co-inventor of QuarkXtensions, has released version 14.0.1 of the advertising dummying system Layout-8000. One of its major new features is full support for Scribus 1.4.3 and later versions on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
> SCS will provide its customers a powerful Scribus plug-in called ScrImLay, which is written in Python and licensed under the GPL. ScrImLay enables import of Layout-8000 geometry files into Scribus and offers the same editing functionalities as the respective plug-ins for InDesign and QuarkXPress. A comparison between the results in InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hwvcw4emmyjm0d5/ScribusPages.pdf
> Scribus is also being supported for ad building from within SCS's CAS/CDS (Community Display Services/Community Advertising Services).
> Moreover, SCS will help customers to set up Scribus and walk their staff through the entire process.
> Most importantly (for us), the company decided to actively participate in the Scribus community. SCS will promote Scribus to its customers and help us improve the program.
> Software Consulting Services, LLC is one of the leading providers of complete publishing, digital asset management and advertising systems for small, mid-sized and large metro newspapers with more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper business. By supporting Scribus, SCS hopes to be as disruptive as with the introduction of QuarkXPress and DTP to newspapers in 1987 with the co-invention of QuarkXTensions and SCS/LinX.
> Welcome to Scribus, SCS!
> Christoph
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