Re: desktop pubs was Re: "Dick Stevens' book."
I didn't follow where this came from, so it might have been discussed...
I tried Scribus a couple of years back, and I decided that its handling
of font files was vastly inadequate. The software at that time didn't
even use ligatures and the kerning information in the font was also
ignored. This is what most "office" softwares do, as their type
handling is vastly inadequate, but I found this to be unacceptable for
the type of software it is. Also Scribus was very slow and crash-prone
on Linux platform. I went ahead with Adobe InDesign CS2 and I'm pretty
happy with it. It may be that Scribus improved a lot since then, though.
Now for a differet application but I think Lightroom is exciting. It
does much better job than Bridge in CS2 in handling TIFF files I get
from scanned negatives. I would love it if it had "scan" module... but
even with a separate scan software it works very nicely.
On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:49:39 -0600, "Gordon J. Holtslander"
> If you want to try an alternative to pagemaker try scribus
> Its free, will run on mac windows and linux.
> Don't know if its "mature" enough for serious use.
> I haven't used it enough to judge how it compares with pagemaker -
> haven't used pagemaker for 15+ years either.
> On March 22, 2007 5:26:26 am Erie Patsellis wrote:
> > I agree, Pagemaker isn't the same since Adobe bought Aldus
> > (hopefully that statement isn't showing my age). I can remember
> > using framemaker on a NEXTCube, now that's vintage, though it was
> > stable as hell, and display postscript that worked properly.
> > erie
> > Judy Seigel wrote:
> > > Eric wrote:
> > >> When will I read it again? Perhaps after I get done playing with
> > >> Lightroom and beating Adobe up for not allowing NON maximized PSD
> > >> files to be imported or that there is no way to export a text
> > >> file of those files that don't get imported for any number of
> > >> reasons. I also have a boat load of images just waiting to be
> > >> processed.
> > >
> > > Oh boy Eric, if you want to beat up on Adobe, I'm with you. I
> > > can't begin to describe the ways they lied and stole and screwed
> > > up.... tho that was Pagemaker, and some of it probably wasn't
> > > lies, just stupidity. But every assurance they gave me about the
> > > (expensive) upgrade making PDFs easier, then about how and what
> > > programs would make those PDFs, then about which versions of, eg
> > > acrobat, would work with which version of PM -- my head spins.
> > > Finally one of their wonder boys assured me that if I installed
> > > Pagemaker in system 10 it would work out of classic in 9.2, which
> > > screwed up the entire computer so much I can't use the program
> > > even with a reinstall... and did you ever see the pages in a PDF
> > > turn to blur? I have. (And that's not the half of it.)
> > >
> > > Little did I realize that "Analog Woman in Digital Hell" (Post-
> > > Factory
> > > #1) was the honeymoon. I can't say of course that I forgive you
> > > entirely and forget the 500 thou... but I can definitely relate.
> > > (And there is the theory that "the enemy of my enemy is my
> > > friend.")
> > >
> > > cheers,
> > >
> > >
> > > Judy
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