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Old 11-27-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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how to actually write words in "scribus"?


i just finished writing a task and want to save it as .pdf. i have mentioned this before but my openoffice 1.1 version messes the .pdf-file up completely - the text is placed wildly inside and outside the visible area. so i downloaded a program called "scribus" that looks quite good, but it can't open anything. so i though about simply copying the text vom oo to s, but this won't work either, since i can draw things and do a lot of useless stuff but have no idea how to put down a single character in scribus... i had a look at the menue but cannot find anything of interest. please help me, and please do this fast... thank you very much!

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Old 11-27-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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In Scribus you must first make a text frame. Look at your toolbars.
It will export to .pdf, and also it will open OOo files, but I think you
will need the latest cvs version to do that. They have a very active
mailing list at http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/mailman/listinfo/scribus
and they'll help you along quite well.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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if i draw one text frame, will this be enough to copy nine pages into it and it will simply be able to be used all along the way? thank you very much for your reply, i am going to try this! i thought that the textframe might be some extraframe like in other officeprograms since i already give values to the text when creating a new file. and it couldn't open oo files so i might update the program, yes...

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Old 11-27-2004, 08:06 PM   #4
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Sorry I don't have much time to respond.

I've used PageMaker in Windoze for over a decade, and
having a good DTP app is one thing still holding me to a
dual boot situation.

You have to make frames in Scribus, and then select
them and use an icon on the bar up there that joins
them together.

Quite frankly, Scribus is coming along very fast, but it
is still way too primitive for my needs, so I'm not using
it. I am on the mailing list, and do chat with one of the
developers often. But I have a must project every
month and Scribus can't handle it today. I need pages
to be imposed, etc.

If you can't find the one tutorial on the Scribus site, then
join the mailing list and they'll be glad to help you. They
are a friendly bunch, and Franz is quite a busy developer.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:18 AM   #5
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i don't have the time to that either, but i will remember it later on! thank you for your advice! apart from that i do not have a working windows-partition, unfortunately...

enjoy your sunday!
ungua
 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:32 AM   #6
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I'm not sure about your reply, but you don't need a working Windoze
partition to do anything in Linux. That's what I'm having to do to use
PageMaker, since it does things I must have which Scribus can't do
yet.

The Scribus mailing list will respond to you within 24 hours, I am quite
certain, even though it's not stated in their documentation. You could
just join it, ask them how to import 9 pages of OOo text into Scribus,
and allow the list to be mailed to you. Then wait and Craig (probably)
will reply soon and you'll have the answer in your Inbox.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 08:59 AM   #7
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i'll give it a try!
Quote:
you don't need a working Windoze
partition to do anything in Linux. That's what I'm having to do to use
PageMaker, since it does things I must have which Scribus can't do
yet.
i understood that.

thank you
ungua
 
  


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