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Subject:Re: FOSS like FrameMaker From:"Mike McCallister" <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Evelyn Lee Barney" <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net> Date:Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:55:11 -0600
Reservations are not that strong. As Bill Lawrence suggested, Scribus is
more of a desktop-publishing/page-layout tool. Although I've heard that
books have been published with Scribus, I haven't personally tried it on a
If Scribus had a book-file equivalent and some indexing tools, I'd recommend
it as a FrameMaker replacement without hesitation. It just doesn't do that
yet. This is not to say that KOffice is any better in that realm.
On Feb 18, 2008 8:25 PM, Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> I've used, and liked, Scribus. I'm curious what your reservations are?
> Mike McCallister wrote:
> > Wendy,
> > I'll echo the LyX (www.lyx.org) and (qualified) Scribus recommendations.
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