Chapter 6. Publishing with Fedora and RHEL

In This Chapter

  • Desktop publishing in Linux

  • Trying graphical text editors

  • Using OpenOffice.org

  • Creating documents with Groff and LaTeX

  • Creating DocBook documents

  • Displaying documents with Ghostscript and Acrobat

  • Doing page layout with Scribus

  • Working with graphics

  • Capturing screen images

  • Making Inkscape vector graphics

  • Using scanners driven by SANE

  • Publishing on the Web

To survive as a desktop system, an operating system must be able to perform at least one task well: produce documents. It's no accident that, after Windows, Microsoft Word (which is bundled into Microsoft Office) is the foundation of Microsoft's success on the desktop. Fedora and RHEL include tools for producing documents, manipulating images, scanning, and printing. Almost everything you would expect a publishing system to do, you can do with Fedora and RHEL.

This chapter describes popular Linux office suites (such as OpenOffice.org and KOffice) for creating documents, presentations and spreadsheets. For page layouts, Scribus is an excellent application that can be used to create brochures and pamphlets. For working with images, we cover the GNU Image Manipulation Program (The GIMP). For working with vector graphics, we describe the Inkscape vector graphics editor.

For displaying the content you create, there are several different viewers available for displaying output in PDF and PostScript formats. For PDF, there are the Evince viewer and Adobe Reader. To display PostScript files, there's ...

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