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Re: [school-discuss] Linux DTP

Dave Prentice wrote:
>     I am trying to migrate totally to RH7.3 Linux from my old Win95 --
> don't see any good reason to spend $100+ to upgrade to another version
> of MS. One of the things I do most, though, is Pagemaker. Does anybody
> know of Linux programs that can either read or convert the Pagemaker
> ".p65" format to something useful? Also, does anybody have experience
> with Scribus? The description sounds comparable to Pagemaker, but I'm
> having a hard time getting through the install. Before fighting with
> it, I want to make sure it's worth the trouble.

I've used Scribus.  It worked for a very basic task -- I was happy --
but it needs a lot of polish.  That was about a year ago, I think.
(btw, scribus lives at http://web2.altmuehlnet.de/fschmid/ )

>     I tried Wine about a year ago, but was disappointed. Has anybody
> run it with Pagemaker?

Yes, Pagemaker "very nearly works", according to 
Printing was the big problem.   But that was six months ago,
maybe things have improved.  (I know Wine runs Word 97 very well, at
if you use the Codeweavers Crossover version of wine.  Codeweavers have
very good at pushing their improvements back to regular Wine, so maybe
plain old wine runs it well now, too.)

- Dan