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Introduction to Scribus [ID:389] (1/42)

in series: Scribus Desktop Publishing

video tutorial by Dai, added 10/07

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This first video will introduce you to Scribus and give you an overview of the programme

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182. Clive Borely Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:32

So far, it is very informative and the level of instruction and the pace is exactly right. I'm anxiously looking forward to the rest.

181. Jennifer Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:54

Love this! So helpful for a novice like myself :) Thank You!

180. Bob Schaffer Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:23

I liked the video a lot. Not rushed, and thorough as far as I could tell for now. Am going to watch the rest to see if they continue to be as thorough, which I expect they will.

Pretty good, I think I got most of that pretty easily.

thank you - this is useful

177. Alastair Fri, 10 Sep 2010 22:08

Clear and helpful. Wish I could download the videos for easy reference.

176. Saurabh Joshi Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:35

Good to have an easy to understand lesson on how to get started on Scribus.

175. Barbara Gruen Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:13

Thank You! Thats the best way to learn it!


173. Dhee Zhay Thu, 19 Aug 2010 04:25

I'm watching the 1st one for a 3rd time - going over each step - Show Me Do, right? hehe..

172. Dhee Zhay Wed, 18 Aug 2010 04:23

I've been meaning to learn Scribus for some time. I take photographs and write and draw but believe I might feel more fulfilled if I learned to put them together. I run Ubuntu on my desktop and Scribus was installed on my computer. Nothing about it was obvious to me and reading the manual gave me a headache. Youtube had some tutorials but they were scattered and incomprehensive. So I was very happy to find ShowMeDo in a Google search. I like Dai's narration style - easy on the ear, patient, the visuals aren't too fast. He goes at a pace that is good for me - I remain patient and focused following his tutorials. This time I aim to learn it for real. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with others! Sincerely,


Appreciated that it was very clear and to the point- just enough to get someone started.

170. Fernando Martinez Wed, 04 Aug 2010 08:12

Enjoy your video. You are not rushing through it for this one. Good intro for Scibus. Thank you.

169. Corzair Wed, 04 Aug 2010 05:29

Nice Intro Thanks.

Good tutorial

Thank you so much for the tutorials!

166. Philip Davies Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:57

Thank you for a great tutorial

165. daddiboi Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:08

First one was very good and concise now going to view others and see how they are.

I find these tutorials very helpful. Thank you for having them!

Danke you David, great work

Great tutorial ! useful! If I succeed to use scribus with that I will be very happy :)

thank you


Very straightforward at a pace that's not too fast.

159. Christian Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:15

Really useful, thanks!

158. Jon Powers Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:55

Excellent! Thank you.

157. claudio Fri, 28 May 2010 04:45

good, but my english isn't so good to apreciate all. thanks

156. Bill Scott Mon, 24 May 2010 10:00

Hi Dai - Thanks so much for taking your time to produce these videos. They are extremely helpful in learning how to use Scribus.

Great video very helpfull

154. Gene Modin Thu, 13 May 2010 21:19

It is a very well done video. I hope I can keep motivated to watch enough to actually use scribus for some projects I have in mind. Thank you so much.

153. Julio Echeverria Villanueva Tue, 11 May 2010 16:05

Very nice introduction and too much clear

Thanks Dai,

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