Designing Labels and Cards with Scribus
Oct 14, 2009, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."