[ubuntu-uk] Searching for a Killer App

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace 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
> am
> 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[0]...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,

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
Lug-Master (http://www.thanet.lug.org.uk),
Dad (http://www.helpmeimadad.com/),
Ubuntu User( http://www.ubuntu.com/)

[0] well, it's reasonably cheap anyway...

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