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Old 10-07-2003, 04:13 AM   #1
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lay-out apps

Hello all,

To me has been assigned the task of performing the lay-out of our newspaper. I've been happy to accept the job, beacuse the former lay-out has always been done in msword. Now it's my chance to prove that with Linux, I can do a better job!

Are there programs you can recommend that I might use, and how? I've got koffice and I've got the GIMP, so far the only two I can think of.

I think that like in msword, lay-out in itself could be done in kword? And is the GIMP suitable?
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lay-out in itself could be done in kword?
Yes. Other possibilities are Open Office and Abiword. Of the three I think that Open Office has the most functions available.

And is the GIMP suitable?

If you are doing layout in HTML or XHTML then I recommend bluefish.

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Old 10-07-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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The GIMP isn't suitable for layout, but it does image manipulation quite nicely. The granddaddy of all layout engines is TeX, but it isn't very straightforward for something like a newspaper. You might want to have a look at Scribus, which comes closest to being Pagemaker for Linux.

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Thank you! I'll have a look at scribus.


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