Create optimum page layouts for documents using Packt's new Scribus book

Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will help readers to master desktop publishing and create optimum page layouts for their documents using Scribus.

Online PR News – 28-December-2010 – – Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will help readers to master desktop publishing and create optimum page layouts for their documents using Scribus. Written by Cedric Gémy, this book will enable readers to create professional-looking documents with ease and to enhance the readability of their documents by means of Scribus.

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning and inexpensive professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output. It supports professional publishing features such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, and can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide walks users through common projects such as creating brochures, newsletters and business cards. Additionally, this book includes guidelines on starting a web newsletter and online PDF newsletter along with basic scripting to extend Scribus as per the users’ requirements. Furthermore, users will learn how Scribus handles advanced color features such as transparencies, overprinting and spot colors through this guide.

Using this book, professionals will be able to apply text and picture frames for accurate placement of text and images, use path tools and coordinate system to set the frame shape, employ paragraph and character style to make text handling more easier, import pictures of many types including JPEG, PNG, PSD and TIF to make their documents appealing, and set the image resolution, layers and clipping paths to construct accurate images.

Packed with interesting examples and screenshots, this book is ideal for people, who wish to create professional-looking documents, brochures, newsletters or posters with Scribus. No experience of desktop publishing software is required – only creativity and enthusiasm for creating great documents! The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/scribus-1-3-5-beginners-guide/book

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