[ubuntu-uk] Searching for a Killer App
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Thu Jun 14 13:16:59 BST 2007
On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:10:15 +0000, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 12:56:13PM +0100, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
>> They use Microsoft Publisher.
> Use or Used? Could they use Scribus under Linux?
They could use scribus but they won't make the jump until they can take their content with them!
>> Whilst there are many tools out there that will act as a replacement, I
> unable to find a program that will load and save MS Pub files.
> Do they need to use publisher specifically? Can they do a one-time
> conversion of their old stuff to PDF and create new content in scribus?
Only if they can edit the PDFs afterwards. Basically they do a lot of work for their local churches and other charity organisations, all of which seem to have fallen into the "It's Microsoft AND it's cheap...It MUST be good!!" - if the content can bhe converted into anything else that is editable or importable into scribus or similar, then that would be great, but until then, they just won't switch... :o(
> http://www.pdfonline.com/ can convert publisher files to pdf for free.
It's worth a look,
Ubuntu User( http://www.ubuntu.com/)
 well, it's reasonably cheap anyway...
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