In This Chapter
Desktop publishing in Linux
Trying graphical text editors
Displaying documents with Ghostscript and Acrobat
Creating documents with Groff and LaTeX
Creating DocBook documents
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 includes tools for producing documents, manipulating images, scanning, and printing. Almost everything you would expect a publishing system to do, you can do with Fedora.
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 (GIMP). For working with vector graphics, we describe the Inkscape vector graphics editor.
For displaying the content you create, several different viewers are 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 Ghostview.
If you want to publish ...