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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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182. Anonymous 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. Anonymous Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:54

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

180. Anonymous 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.

179. Anonymous Sat, 02 Oct 2010 02:27

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

178. Anonymous Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:33

thank you - this is useful

177. Anonymous Fri, 10 Sep 2010 22:08

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

176. Anonymous Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:35

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

175. Anonymous Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:13

Thank You! Thats the best way to learn it!

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173. Anonymous 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. Anonymous 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,


171. Anonymous Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:35

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

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

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Thank you for a great tutorial

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162. GiselaEA Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:14

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

thank you


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

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157. ValerieSak Fri, 28 May 2010 04:45

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

156. 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.

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154. 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. Tue, 11 May 2010 16:05

Very nice introduction and too much clear

Thanks Dai,

152. brendan gallagher jersey Tue, 04 May 2010 03:07

Great Dai! Very useful, but you sound so tired? :)

Nice intro. Actually learned something and I have been using Scribus for about year now... Thanks!

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I am brand new to Linux and Scribus. I liked this video and intend to watch the next one.

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I'm new to Scribus but not to the 'Layered' type editing software. However your video was a very useful introduction to Scribus and will definitely shorten my learning curve.


146. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:52

Your casts were a great help to get into scribus.

The entry was easier than with a book, I recently bought.

Keep your work up!

145. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:23

Nice intro. Maybe more about the different buttons later.

144. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:07

Good first lesson for a beginner in Scribus.

143. marinir seo jasa seo Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:55

This is very helpful - saves a lot of time on first looking at the program. Thanks

142. marinir seo jasa seo Sat, 13 Mar 2010 07:09

I just started to learn Scibus. I am very glad to have found your intro video. I am eager to continue.

Thanks a lot and greetings from the lake of Constance Germany.


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Interestingly good

140. marinir seo 085-635-945-40 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 07:40

You did really a good job. Thank you so much.

I am looking forward to see further instructive videos

of yours conercerning scribus.


139. ubamouqesota Fri, 12 Mar 2010 01:16

What's the magazine you are doing.

138. marinir seo 085-635-945-40 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:46

I enjoyed this video , and i find to be very interestng ,

I have more of an idea what to do now .

Thank you , sincerly Taylor McLeod

137. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:09

Dai, I can't thank you enough for these great tutorials on Scribus. I had to learn how to use a magazine editing program and fast for a magazine I'm involved in launching and had almost given up on Scribus because of the lack of detailed video tuts - I'm so happy to have found your page - you've saved me from spending hundreds of dollars on the mainstream software.


136. fitflop Mon, 08 Mar 2010 05:52

Thanks for the great Scribus introduction!

135. marinir seo Sat, 06 Mar 2010 05:01

Hello Dai!

Many Thanks for Your very fine Tutorials/Screencasts.

I can't realy speak/wright English, but I have understoud Your pretty well.

So Thank You - from a german User.


I would be interested in seeing your publication when finished. Use these comments to get in touch when done.



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When I import or get text from a previously prepared multi-paged document it only loads into the first of the scribus pages. How do I get it into the susequent scribus pages? Is there a tutorial that explains this? Which one?

Your tutorial series is very helpful, thank you.

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130. upevalojex Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:01

Prior to leaving the PC world, I was a huge fan of Publisher. I now operate on a Mac and have to use Parallels Desktop to use Publisher. This is very time consuming, because it operates much slower. My hope was to have the school district purchase CS4 Standard--expensive. The IT director told me about Scribus--free, and decided to view what this program does. It looks easy enough and the beginning video was easy to understand. Thanks.

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128. umikukkovubis Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:16

Thanks Dai. Was lost in the tech forest until I found you.

You are true Godsend, so we nontechies, simple minded people can figure things out, Thank you.

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Hello - your Scribus Tutorial series by Dai has been a tremendous help to me, but I have a problem. Having put page numbers successfully on all the pages of a 48-page booklet, most of them are now covered up because I have put coloured overlays etc. on many of the pages. What can I do about this please? Is there a way of getting the page numbers to show through the coloured backgrounds?

Also is there a forum I could join in which I can ask this kind of question and/or find answers about producing a magazine in Scribus?

Hoping desperately to hear from you.

Thank you!

125. cuzdrbdt Wed, 27 Jan 2010 05:59

Good intro!

Well done Dai. Nice easy introduction to the tool.

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Really a good inroduction to Scribus. I hope the rest of your video tutorial will be just as excellent.

122. sgopfdgs Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:31

great intro... on to the next session!

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120. mbt osorio Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:57

Excellent explanation of how Scribus works, thank you.

119. anonymous Tue, 05 Jan 2010 23:32

Great intro, Thanks a million!!!

118. anonymous Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:00

Have previously used Pagemaker, but this looks just as good with the helpful tutorials.

117. anonymous Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:00

first lesson on Scribus, first impression, great, gives me the impression that I will succeed in using this software.

thank you

116. anonymous Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:39

Just what I needed. Many thanks.

115. anonymous Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:33

Dai, thank you for the free and detailed lessons. Very helpful so far!

114. anonymous Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:13

Good pace, mentions the important things and I feel able to start using scribus

113. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 12:19

Does the trick!

112. anonymous Mon, 07 Dec 2009 17:28

Thank you for your video on Scribus. Just watched the first one and thought it was very good. I will, no doubt, be watching the others. Its very nice of you to put on a video helping others. It has certianly helped me.


111. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:26

Thanks, great tutorial!! I have written, and am just beginning to create a children's book from scratch for publishing myself. I am hoping that this program will help me do that. Thank you again!! Lyn

110. anonymous Thu, 03 Dec 2009 19:48

Good Introduction, I find the speed slow, could move quicker.

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108. anonymous Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:04

thnks for your work it´s a great help for me i saw just the first video but will continue through your lessons,.. all the best

107. anonymous Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:23

I appreciate the instruction; but the beginning was very slow compared to the ending which glossed over the box, text, and image manipulation almost wordlessly! It was the latter half of the tutorial that showed--but did not adequately explain--the real work of the lesson.

106. anonymous Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:22

Hi Dai!

Great work. I have just seen the first scribus tutorial yet, but it makes me want to watch the others, too. I'll give you some more feedback, when I've seen the other one's.

btw: the videos are linked from the german wikipedia, so it has been a natural choice for me.



105. anonymous Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:10

Thanks, this really made it easier for me to learn and use Scribus instead of more commercial (and expensive) programs!

104. anonymous Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:36

Thanks Dai, that was a superb overview!


103. anonymous Fri, 06 Nov 2009 21:36


I found your videos to be extremely useful. But I really miss some ho to do's on the advanced aspects of scribus.

102. anonymous Sun, 01 Nov 2009 15:51

Go on please !

101. anonymous Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:57

thank you for taking your valuable time to do this for newbies such as myself. You make it easy to understand and are a good teacher. I have never had any formal training in anything like this and you make it seem so easy.

100. anonymous Sat, 17 Oct 2009 01:06

The first time through I just enjoyed listening to your voice and enjoying the sensation it produced, like someone softly brushing my hair. I'm Australian and can't identify your accent. Is it Scottish or Geordie? (You could make a fortune recording relaxation CDs.)

The second time through I found your explanation helpful and I'm now eager to download Scribus and play with it.


99. anonymous Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:41

good job but speed it up a bit. It drags a little.

98. anonymous Mon, 05 Oct 2009 23:18

pretty good. It's easy to understand

97. anonymous Thu, 24 Sep 2009 05:12

Thank you. I have been trying to figure this out for a while. I am glad to find Show Me Do and I am thankful for your video. While I believe in open source, I find it difficult to work with. I still have not figured out how to open or install programs in Linux. But I am learning and working on it. Thank you again. KC

96. anonymous Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:48

Thank you - very good help. If you want look at my website I believe I need the tutorials you provide to publish a book called PARACULTURE. Since I am 75 years old I do not have much time to leave my input to the world.

Have a good life>

Signed ERS

95. anonymous Mon, 14 Sep 2009 05:16

Thanks,very helpful.

94. anonymous Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:29

Good pace, relaxed style, good for beginners

93. anonymous Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:14

Good pace, relaxed style, good for beginners

92. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:54

I really appreciate the time you have taken to help us learn the program from the ground up. I am used to Pagemaker and am hoping to find something to replace it.

91. anonymous Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:12

For someone like me who knows NOTHING of computers, your lesson was really clear and simple, thanks!

90. anonymous Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:29

Just great for a beginner like me!

It's already fantastic that a free program exists for publishing, but this tutorial is a perfect match to start understanding.

Thanks a lot!

89. anonymous Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:15


Hello! For some time I've been trying to understand how to use Scribus - the written tutorials I found very confusing. On youtube I found a few tutorials that helped a bit; I got an Idea how to use it. But this series of 28 videos is truly helpful. Everything I need to know is right here. Your voice and attitude are pleasant to listen to, also. Today I downloaded them all but didn't comment on them as I wasn't signed up. So I just want to say Thank You. I will be using them.. Cheers : D..

87. anonymous Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:21

Great video series. Not related, but awesome voice too. Great to listen to.

86. anonymous Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:29

I purchased Scribus: The Official Manual, and this video is an excellent supplement to the manual. The video is a great overview, and now I'll go back to the manual and feel more comfortable using it.

Thank you.

85. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:26

Bravo!! On to the next vid. A million thanks!

84. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:03

When back second time to Lesson 1 and switched back and forth between lesson and a new Scribus practice page. Good learning. Thanks.

83. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:12

Thank you, David. You saved me hours and hours of learning time.

82. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 03:40

great videos

81. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 03:38

your videos are very clear unlike those in the youtube

80. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:02

good video..n audio

79. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 14:01

I saw the first video. It was very helpful. Thanks.

78. anonymous Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:31

Thank you for doing this, it's very helpful. I came across the video from a link in Full Circle magazine. I started doing the tutorials from there. One thing I think would be really useful was if you could produce a pdf (or other document format) of all he lessons featured in full circle, as this would make it really handy for finding forgotten bits here and there. As it is one has to go through all the past issues of full circle to find the bit one is looking for. But otherwise, well done and do continue, please.


77. anonymous Tue, 04 Aug 2009 08:28

Excellent. Thank you :)

76. anonymous Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:08

Loved it!!

How about an introduction? Besides inserting images in a text, what else is this program good for? Lets say, I want to make a book... where do I start from?

Thanks anyway... your work is very helpful!!

75. anonymous Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:24

Very helpful for the novice! Thanks.

A good basic intro video.

73. anonymous Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:37

These are great. Thanks for putting the effort in. They are saving me a tonne of time figuring out Scribus myself. Much appreciated! The pacing is excellent, video and sound quality is fine. The progression seems to be well paced and logical. Thanks again!

72. anonymous Sat, 11 Jul 2009 01:47

I enjoyed your video tutorial! Thanks!

71. anonymous Mon, 06 Jul 2009 22:38

Good job!

70. anonymous Thu, 02 Jul 2009 20:34

so far so good, waiting to get through 2nd tutorial

69. anonymous Wed, 01 Jul 2009 04:02

thank you! great, I can use immediately the program.

68. anonymous Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:17

I thank you so much, I'm learning scribus from your lessons. Your tutorials are very informativ and easy to follow. Great!

67. anonymous Fri, 26 Jun 2009 05:18

Not bad, but I hear a lot noise.

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64. anonymous Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:42

Nice, useful as a starter

63. anonymous Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:40

Thank you.

62. anonymous Wed, 17 Jun 2009 02:05

Thanks for the video introduction, looking forward to the other scribus tutorials!

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57. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 17:07

Thanks, I'm glad to have a way to learn something about scribus.

56. anonymous Sun, 07 Jun 2009 22:29

Thanks Dai,

very good tutorial


54. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 15:34

This was very helpful for a beginner. I wish you had shown more slowly how to select a picture and size it to fit. Also, some help in placing text that I write for the space.


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53. anonymous Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:10

Very nice, very helpful!

52. anonymous Wed, 03 Jun 2009 02:25

Superduper! Okeydok!

Looks like a well-structured cours

Thank you Dai, this helpd make Scribus make a lot more sense!

49. anonymous Thu, 28 May 2009 09:13

Nice. Very good for start up.

48. anonymous Tue, 26 May 2009 18:31

Just trying to learn something about Scribus

47. anonymous Tue, 19 May 2009 02:30

Im just starting out and thanks to your your enjoyable rendition of what I would normaly find a bit out of my depth .I have enjoyed and understood part 1 I am looking forward to learning more under your gentle guidence thanks rsw NZ

46. anonymous Wed, 13 May 2009 06:38

Hello Dai,

Thank you very much for your tutorial introduction to Scribus. Its realy nice to hearing a voice and have time vith some body on the net. Your tutorial gives me the taste to keep on with this taught sorftware.

I hope you are doing well.

I wish you all the best


Gilles - France

45. anonymous Tue, 12 May 2009 22:03

Thank you. Your tutorials are a God-send. I was, just yesterday, bemoaning my difficulty getting a start in Scribus and now today I know that I will be able to use it effectively. I can't wait to watch more of your tutorials.

44. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 07:08

Thanks for your efforts!

cheers Kai

43. anonymous Wed, 06 May 2009 22:04

tx it as excellent i will watch the other one

42. anonymous Wed, 06 May 2009 09:52

Thank you so much. The right programm and the right teacher.

41. anonymous Wed, 06 May 2009 04:08

Very comprehensive; a little quicker would do no harm.

40. anonymous Wed, 06 May 2009 02:55

I find such videos good. Easy to consume and gives hints one might not find by themselves so quickly.

39. anonymous Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:22

I've just downloaded Scribus for Mac and followed your instructions from a Wiki link. Excellent video. Good knowledge and I've started to use Scribus already thanks to you! Thank you!

good intro. I would have liked to see more of what is on the menu bar and what the icons do

37. anonymous Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:59

good job, probably better to read a little before watching but good intro. Thanks

36. anonymous Sun, 19 Apr 2009 08:52

Hi, super Tutrial! Thanks!!!

35. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:16

Very helpful!

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Very helpful!

33. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:13

Hi thanks

This was useful - I need to learn to use this program quickly and the idea of finding my way round help files was daunting. I've never used a publishing programme before and this was a great way in


32. anonymous Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:08

Thanks for doing these! I plan on downloading Scribus tonight and an really excited about learning to use it with these videos!



31. anonymous Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:07

Thanks for doing these! I plan on downloading Scribus tonight and an really excited about learning to use it with these videos!



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Scribus is helpfull

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very helpful...thanks

26. anonymous Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:03

good introduction

25. anonymous Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:41

Thanks, the Scribus tutorial was very helpful - now I know what at least some of those windows are used for. And best of all, I learned how to find the right dialog box to do each task.

I've been using Scribus for a couple of years, for just the quick and dirty formatting. I've learned an amazing amount of information just from video one. So far I'm very thankful and impressed. Keep up the good work.

Thanks for this video on scribus. I am currently learning scribus and even thinking of writing a book on it since i think it is a brilliant program. Apart from the low volume I have no complain.

22. anonymous Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:16

If the remaining tutorials are as good as this one I don't think I'll be using Publisher anymore. Thank you so much.

21. anonymous Fri, 31 Oct 2008 01:18

I have been commissioned to do a menu layout for a restaurant. So I need to get skilled in a desktop publishing suite fast. Because of the way I tend to learn I find your series excellent. Thanks for the hard work.

20. anonymous Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:15

I like that you make emphasis in the fact that scribus is multiplatform

19. anonymous Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:59

Be good to go one step back, and describe how to install the programme. Especially the Ghostscript stuff, please!

18. anonymous Sun, 05 Oct 2008 01:56

Thank you very much Dai for your beautiful lessons they have helped me very much. Thank for your effort and for your time.

17. anonymous Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:28

Brilliant! Simple easy to follow instructions in a warm friendly voice. Great tutorial.

16. anonymous Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:39

Review of Introduction to Scribus

Thank you sooooooooo much. These videos are excellent. I am a Quark fanatic but the prices are just ridiculous. So thank you for this. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. I will be sending folk this way. (Atlanta, Georgia)

15. anonymous Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:22

Review of Introduction to Scribus

Oh, My God!!! I am a newbie. I have built a web store and I am now venturing into a catalog and just recieved my scribus program. I was bewildered looking at the directions and I found your Video lessons. Bless you my child. You are just what the doc. ordered. You are my life saver.

14. anonymous Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:12

Review of Introduction to Scribus

Finally, easy to understand, practical Scribus help, this guy rocks! Put the coffee on, Mommys staying up late tonight!

Thank you, very useful!

12. anonymous Wed, 27 Feb 2008 05:02

Absolutely fantastic got me up and running with Scrubus VERY quickly. All set a just about the right pace and well presented. THANKS

Thanks for making these screencasts about Scribus. They have helped me get familiar with and understand Scribus more quickly than the official Scribus tutorial and documentation.

10. anonymous Thu, 31 Jan 2008 05:04

Review of Introduction to Scribus


Thanks for your efforts. However, it is sooooo slooooow and was sending me to sleep by the monotone voice. There was no real enthusiasm and it sounded as though you were forcing yourself to do the video. Have a look at to see how it should be done. Can I suggest that rather than go through what each of the dropdown menus contain wait until they are required before introducing them otherwise you swamp the user with information which they are likely to forget.


Hmm I am impressed. Sweden. Nice to see I have some influence some where.

7. anonymous Mon, 03 Dec 2007 05:42

I've been fiddling a bit with Scribus and have watched a few online tutorials. I found your Scribus introduction simultaneously too advanced and too basic. For example, I am familiar with things like paper sizes, but as to why I would make an object box as foundation for an image box was unclear until I saw that it kept the text from being too close to the image.

It reminded me a bit of a talented magician teaching an apprentice by merely doing a trick over and over again and saying, "See?"

But I DO appreciate you putting your how to videos out there and intend to watch some more and pick up tips that will help me work with Scribus with less frustration! Bless you!

6. anonymous Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:57

ooh thanks I will have some more scribus tutorials coming soon. They will be in a slightly different look to these here but will contain the same sort of info which will help you and others get to grips with scribus.

5. anonymous Thu, 25 Oct 2007 22:02

Hey I really loved this tutorial. As a fledgling buisness owner I have been trying to design marketing materials on (gag me ) word perfect which is a huge headache. And usually learning any desktop publishing program takes so much trial and error to learn. This is great. I am looking foward to continuing my scribus education with you! And you have a wonderful voice!

Thanks Dai for this very informative and well presented video. Scribus looks like a really useful program!

3. anonymous Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:27

Yes scribus does work well with inkscape and gimp

Follow up to my earlier comment:

I just looked up Scribus on Wikipedia, and it looks like Scribus can write PDF files (although it cannot import them). It will be interesting to see if Scribus works well with The Gimp and Inkscape.

Hi Dai,

I am looking forward to your subsequent videos. I use Vim for 90% of my text entry, but there are times when I need to do document layout. I am hoping that Scribus can take the place of MS Word.

Thanks for making this video.

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