The following beginner's tutorial on the use of Scribus for page layout and PDF creation is based on Get Started With Scribus by Niyam Bhushan which has been published in April 2004. In July 2006, a bunch of experienced Scribus users and Scribus Wiki authors (contributors, as we call ourselves) decided to update and extend the old tutorial. Our goal is to adjust the valuable texts, designs, and images by Niyam Bushan to Scribus's current capabilities. While we intend to keep to the original spirit of Niyam's tutorial, this work is not going to be its mere continuation, but will finally go its own way with respect to content and concepts.
Start here: What Can You Do With Scribus
Note: If you are going through this tutorial and want to use the various images and text for this project, click the FreedomYug link below to get the tarred and compressed file.
After you download FYugFnl.tar.gz, put it in its own directory, such as FYug, before untarring it with
tar zxvf FYugFnl.tar.gz
after which you should have these files, which are the materials for the tutorial:
FYug.sla FYugScoreCard.sla FYugScoreCard.pdf Text/ Text/FreedomYugJan2k4.sxw Text/Khajuraho.txt images/ images/titleFX.jpg images/.xvpics/ images/.xvpics/pdfLogo.gif images/.xvpics/titleFX.jpg images/MaskofGod.jpg images/EnterTitle.jpg images/high_flammable.svg
The original files (dated 2004) have been made available for download by one of our contributors:
- Get Started With Scribus – the original tutorial as OpenOffice and PDF files
- FreedomYug – a sample magazine designed in Scribus 1.16
- Screen shots – screen shots used to create the original tutorial
13 July 2010: