[UbuntuWomen] ? layout tool (text/image)

Helen McCall wildnfree at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Oct 1 21:34:22 UTC 2009

Speaking as an inveterate LaTeX user, I believe that scribus is the only
package I have come across which can come anywhere near the power of

Best wishes, Helen

On Thu, 2009-10-01 at 09:53 -0400, Amy Hussey wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 8:42 AM, <koltzenburg at w4w.net> wrote:
>         Dear sisters, 
>         my name is Claudia, I have been on this list for some months
>         now and I am enjoying reading what comes along. Actually,
>         joining this list was recommended by a local ubuntu group
>         colleague Cara, thanks, Cara :-) 
>         query: we would like to be able to use a freeware tool for
>         layouting a scientific journal 
>         (I just checked on sourceforge but did not get very far for
>         lack of time and technical knowledge. So I though I'd better
>         ask here. So far, we are looking for a solution other than
>         from the LaTeX world - so far, I say ;-) 
>         with this tool we should be able to: 
>         - layout text and images in two columns 
>         - use different kinds of fonts in the same page 
>         - tracking (give letters in a line more or less space) 
>         - variable row pitch 
>         - covert to pdf for high resolution printing 
>         we do not need multilayer layout, one layer is fine. 
>         do you know of any tool that provides this yet? 
>         may you can even recommend one? 
>         should be great, thanks :-) 
>         Claudia 
>         koltzenburg at w4w.net 
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> Have you tried Scribus?  http://www.scribus.net/
> I think it will do what you want.  It's in the repos under "scribus".
> Amy
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