Re: FOSS like FrameMaker

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
long document.

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:

> Mike,
> I've used, and liked, Scribus. I'm curious what your reservations are?
> Ev
> Mike McCallister wrote:
> > Wendy,
> >
> > I'll echo the LyX ( and (qualified) Scribus recommendations.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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