Monthly Archives: July 2009

Got a New Twitter Account

Actually I’ve had a twitter account already but this was for my parenting advice.

So I created another one for software enthusiasts, whether the software is free or not. I’d like to get in touch with twitters who like to talk about software, particularly but not exclusive to open source.

If you have a twitter account, do follow me and I’d certainly follow you. My twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/softwaretalk

Twit away!

Scribus – Powerful Desktop Publisher

If you haven’t tried Scribus, you should. It’s a free and open source desktop publisher that rivals Adobe Pagemaker.

Scribus makes use of frames. For example, to enter text you have to create a frame first. Likewise with images that you want to insert. The frames are resizeable and moveable. This makes it easy to layout your work.

Using the text frame, if a certain length of text is too long, you are able to resize the frame and cut the text; and then create another frame and automatically have the frame paste in the remaining text.

The Scribus interface is user friendly and the software supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

There are versions for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. There is a very active support forum and mailing list so you don’t get lost in trying to learn how to use the software.

You can download a copy from scribus.net.