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Author Gemy, Cedric

Title Scribus 1.3.5. beginner's guide / Cedric Gemy
Published Birmingham, U.K. : Packt Pub., 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 329 pages) : illustrations
Summary Annotation Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning and inexpensive professional page layout to desktop computers with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Creating professional-looking documents using Scribus is not a cakewalk, especially with so many features at your disposal, it_s hard to know where to get started!<br /><br />Scribus Beginners guide walks users step by step through common projects, such as creating a brochure, newsletter, business cards and so on. It also includes guidelines on starting a web newsletter and online PDF (Adobe Acrobat format) newsletter along with basic scripting to extend Scribus as per your requirements.<br /><br />This book begins with the simplest tasks and brings you progressively to adapt your workflow to the most efficient tools. It commences with the description of the graphic tool chain and an overall chapter on how to draw a simple and attractive business card. You'll then see how to manage the pages of your document and organized their structure thanks to guides. Then being invited to fill them with text, you'll be able to import, set text style as well as use replacement and hyphenation tool. Pictures or vector drawing will be added to the documents too. You'll be taught to choose the best format at the best time, modify or distort the shapes to get very custom documents. You will also learn how Scribus handles advanced color features such as transparencies, overprinting, spot colors precisely and be sure they are set well for a print result without bad surprise. At the end, you'll know to produce a perfect PDF file, be it for print jobs or web with effects, buttons and javascript interactivity, extend the document capacities as well as Scribus tools with simple programming especially with the python language.<br /><br />A practical guide that reveals everything you need to easily create professional-looking documents with Scribus
Subject Scribus
Desktop publishing.
Open source software.
desktop publishing.
COMPUTERS -- Desktop Applications -- Desktop Publishing.
COMPUTERS -- Desktop Applications -- Word Processing.
Desktop publishing.
Open source software.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781849513012