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Scribus: Manipulate and Place Objects in a Layout

Jan 19, 2011, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cedric Gemy)

[ Thanks to Naheed for this link. ]

"Layouts can be visualized in our minds, but doing it with Scribus will be a manual job, and it's time to practice. This article will lead you through several design steps and will show some of the Scribus workflow basics in action. As an example, we'll design one of the simplest documents in terms of functionality: a business card. In this article by Cedric Gemy, author of Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide, we shall:

"* Create a document
* Create and transform frames
* Import text and images
* Format text and images with simple options
* Save the document

"Creating a new layout

"Creating a layout in Scribus means dealing with the New Document window. It is not a complex window but be aware that many things you'll set here will be considered definitive. If these settings look simple or evident, you should consider all these settings as important. Some of them like the page size mean that you already have an idea of the final document, or atleast that you've already made some choices that won't change after it is created. Of course, Scribus will let you change this later if you change your mind, but many things you will have done in the meantime will simply have to be done again."

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