[ILUG] Linux / Opensource alternative to MS publisher.
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Nov 20 16:46:43 GMT 2004
On 20 Nov 2004, at 16:20, Lisa Muir wrote:
> Another 25 computers have, and use (not on a daily basis), MS
> Publisher for doing leaflets etc. Is there a linux equivalent either
> opensource or proprietary (but preferably opensource) that can handle
> the publisher file format and do the same job?
Scribus is the answer you'll get from everybody, but I don't think that
it will read Publisher files. It might be an idea to have a look at
Scribus and see if it meets your needs - I think it's more aimed at
Quark users than Publisher users i.e. it may be heavy on powerful
features, and light on wizards.
Don't get TOO stuck on file format compatibility - you may find that
you can address that via the machines which will stay on Windows anyway
for accounts etc. while new work is done with Scribus.
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