Introduction

This book was originally intended as an aide memoire for use in the compilation and publication of a parish magazine. Gradually, though, it evolved from a basic list of DOs and DON’Ts into a more project-oriented piece that shows you how Scribus actually works.

This book is the end result. It offers a way into the world of professional desktop publishing for those who cannot afford the more celebrated commercial alternatives. It teaches you what you need to know in order to produce professional-looking printed documents and stunning, interactive digital magazines. It also provides a useful companion to Akkana Peck’s book Beginning Gimp.

It is aimed specifically at the desktop publishing newbie, those who want to learn more about ...

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