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Designing Labels and Cards with Scribus

Oct 14, 2009, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to Roland for this link. ]

"A word processor has weaker features for working with pictures and other graphical elements, while a Photoshop-like image editor makes changing text an unnecessary pain. To get started with Scribus, download the latest installer for your operating system.

"Designing a sheet of labels is a straightforward process with Scribus: you import the proper template, lay out one label the way you want it, then duplicate your creation to fill the rest of the slots on the template. To get the best results, however, you will need to make use of some specific Scribus features: layers, text styles, and export options.

"Start by downloading a template of the label or card sheet you need. Scribus can import EPS and PDF (among other formats); EPS is simpler, so if in doubt, try it first. Within Scribus, create a new document of the appropriate page size (paying particular attention to landscape/portrait orientation). You can set the margin guides to zero for all four sides when creating a new document; you won't need regular page margins because the template already dictates where the content will go."

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