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Re: [school-discuss] Linux DTP
Over the past couple months, I have used Scribus a lot. I plan to write an
article about it.
I did have some difficulties building it too. (I packaged it for NetBSD --
so it can be easily built and installed.)
I wrote down a page full of notes on issues I had, but I don't have it in
front of me right now.
Scribus doesn't recognize or use my additional TTF fonts.
Scribus doesn't display some TTF fonts correctly (and defaults to some
sans serif font).
It would be nice to be able to use use HOME or END arrow keys in
the textbox editing interface.
It has a few quirks, like a textbox has handles and the cursor turns into
resizing arrow when in text edit mode, but you can't really resize (unless
you change to the "select items" mode.
It doesn't seem to be able to import other formats.
For most tasks, tgif, kword, and kontour are quicker and easier.
It would be nice if there was a mailing list for using scribus -- or for
DTP under open source Unix. Would anyone be interested in starting one or
joining one? (Let me know off-list.)
(By the way, my favorite publishing software is Quark Xpress which I have
used many times to layout newsletters, magazines and newspapers.)
Jeremy C. Reed