[scribus] InDesign to Scribus

mt mt at lockedbags.org
Wed Oct 29 07:06:14 UTC 2014

Greetings all,

I am considering Scribus after recently losing my HD (although 
not my user data) and becoming "orphaned" of the Adobe CS 5 
suite of applications. Having never enjoyed Adobe products, nor 
their lousy "service", I'm taking this 'problem' as a great 
opportunity to try something different. And nothing beats 
Scribus price-wise of course!

Must confess though I am a bit worried about the transition, so 
here are a few real novice questions:

- How steep a learning curve should I expect? In other words 
-will it take hours, days or weeks (for an 'old dog' who used to 
be a relatively fast learner) to get used to Scribus?

- During one of the searches I ran on duckduckgo, I remember 
coming across a tutorial that highlighted the differences 
between Scribus and InDesign/QuarXpress. Apparently I did not 
bookmark it and don't seem to be able to find it any more. Any 
bells ringing...?

- I have InDesign files for a few manuals, as well as the 
resulting PDFs ready for printing. Individual chapters also 
exist in .doc format, minus some of the editing and a lot of the 
formatting. Is there any way to extract and convert to Scribus 
any of the formatting information from the PDF or InDesign files 
-especially margins and styles?

Thanking you in advance,

Ciao for now :-)

Italy or Australia
MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, OS X 10.9.5
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.6.8
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