[ubuntu-in] DTP on Ubuntu

Zaki Manian zaki at manian.org
Mon Oct 19 18:13:37 BST 2009

Scribus really shines  in doing DTP work in industrial settings rather than
a creative setting.

We use it for package inserts and the occasional insert. It does get a
little hacky but it take a small amount of intervention from a savy user to
turn a scribus document into a PDF that they can print as need to fill

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On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Zaki,
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Zaki Manian <zaki at manian.org> wrote:
> > Hey Ram,
> >
> > Does this not work?
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_make_a_booklet
> >
> > Would be good to know if somone had tried and failed.
> >
> yes it does, but its still a hack job with too many variables
> first a quote from the article
> "Ok, strictly speaking this is only tangentially related to Scribus,
> but I think it's very useful to know. "
> second it relies on the printer software and psnup utils - read the
> article - ooh not friendly to a casual user at all.
> and i shudder having to go through with that every time. or asking
> someone (a newbie) to use this method.
> Lastly - years back before i was "opensourced" and under an OS that
> rhymes with "meandows 98" it was possible to do the job quite simply
> but defining it in the printing options - yep that simple - however
> even meandows seem to have done away with this solution , i guess it
> means people having to buy more software to order their printing
> style.
> ram
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