Page layout program

Tero Pesonen ubuntu-users at
Sat Feb 27 18:02:19 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-02-27 at 09:48 -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> I need to place images and text onto a page in a matrix (creating many
> copies per page) and I need exact print positioning -- both width and
> height and position on the printed page.  I need to print out a lot of
> copies and physically place them on existing printed material, which
> is why I need to control positioning and size carefully.
> For simple tasks I've used OpenOffice with tables before, and I've
> also used Gimp.  Gimp works ok for a single image since I can specify
> the exact print size when printing.  But, it's harder for me if I have
> a matrix or multiple copies of the image on a single page.  OpenOffice
> Writer can specify tables but, it's really more of a writing program
> and I end up fighting with it as it tries to reformat.
> Seems I only need to do this kind of thing a few times a year -- and
> my kids need something that's pretty easy for their school projects.
>  So, can't be too much of a learning curve.
> So, I'm wondering if there's other favorite tools for doing simple
> graphic and text layout that you could recommend.  
Have you checked out Scribus yet?

Tero Pesonen
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