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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
Anyone is invited to describe hers/his experience with successfully using Scribus in hers/his projects. Please note: to report any unusual reasons you use Scribus join the ongoing discussion [[Stupid reasons we use Scribus]]. There is also a special page for placing links to your work: [[Made with Scribus]]. If you want to recommend a Scribus and/or PDF friendly print shop, please use [[Scribus Friendly Print Shops]].
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Anyone is invited to describe her/his experience with successfully using Scribus in her/his projects. Please note: to report any unusual reasons you use Scribus join the ongoing discussion [[Stupid reasons we use Scribus]]. There is also a special page for placing links to your work: [[Made with Scribus]]. If you want to recommend a Scribus and/or PDF friendly print shop, please use [[Scribus Friendly Print Shops]].
 
 
 
 
=2006=
 
 
 
==Anime Angels Mangazine, B/W, 44 pages==
 
 
 
'''Reporter:''' Aleksey
 
 
 
'''Date:''' May 26, 2006
 
 
 
[[Image:Aaissue9.jpg]]
 
 
 
I think Scribus has helped us a lot with our latest issue of the zine. It really helped us reduce the filesize for both print and download (using the [[Web_optimised_PDF|Web Optimized PDF]] script for the downloadable version). Our staff works on Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows so that is another area in which Scribus has helped us a lot.
 
 
 
AnimeAngels Mangazine is the first Christian Manga (Japanese Comics) Magazine. Independent Christian manga artists compile their best mangas together along with regular features like Anime/Manga tutorials, Bible studies, articles about the anime world from a christian point of view, and gaming and anime reviews. [http://animeangels.net/page.php?file=mangazine.php]
 
 
 
==Just Things, 22-page magazine==
 
 
 
'''Reporter:''' Steve Herrick
 
 
 
'''Date:''' May 3, 2006
 
 
 
[[Image:issue0.png]]
 
 
 
Building on my experience with the [[Success_stories#12-page_bi-monthly_newsletter|CEPAD Report]] (see the bottom of the page), I am now making a magazine dedicated to promoting and developing fair trade. Currently, it's coming out quarterly, but I hope to gradually increase the frequency. You can download it at [http://justthings.info justthings.info]. Thanks once again to the Scribus team, without whom I could never hope to do this.
 
 
 
=="Le Tigre", "curious weekly", B/W, 24 pages, with no ads==
 
'''Reporter:''' Raphaël Meltz / Le Tigre (via mailing list)
 
 
 
'''Date:''' January 20, 2006
 
 
 
http://www.le-tigre.net
 
 
 
[[Image:Le tigre front page1.png]]
 
 
 
The cover of this week issue:
 
http://www.le-tigre.net/IMG/jpg/une.jpg
 
 
 
Le Tigre" ("curious weekly", B/W, 24 pages, with no ads) has just published his "numero zero", which had been made at 30.000 ex. and sent
 
by post in order to get some "abonnements".
 
 
 
You can see the pdf (Web export) there:
 
* Numero 3: http://www.le-tigre.net/IMG/pdf/lt003.pdf
 
* Numero zero with the presentation (What is "Le Tigre"?):  http://le-tigre.net/IMG/LeTigreNumeroZeroAvecEnrobage.pdf
 
* Numero zero only: http://le-tigre.net/IMG/LeTigreNumeroZero.pdf
 
* and Bulletin d'abonnements: http://le-tigre.net/IMG/BulletinAbonnement.pdf (if you want to support a independant newspaper made on Scribus  :-)
 
 
 
Since march 17th 2006.
 
 
 
Thanks to everybody who made possible that - all the developers and people on this list. Scribus still has some issues, but less and less - and it's very important that we use it and explain about free software.
 
 
 
Raphael / Le Tigre
 
 
 
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An excellent example of the capabilities of Scribus 1.3.x.
 
 
 
http://www.lemonde.fr/web/depeches/0,14-0,39-26974737%407-37,0.html --[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 11:53, 28 March 2006 (CEST)
 
 
 
=2005=
 
 
 
==Catalog and stationery for a Web-based tea business==
 
'''Reporter:''' Madhulika Pareek (via [http://business.newsforge.com/business/05/12/12/1550224.shtml?tid=3 Newsforge.com])
 
 
 
'''Date:''' December 30, 2005
 
 
 
For putting the catalog together, I needed a page layout program. I thought of using AppleWorks, but it just was not up to the task. As luck would have it, a new project called Scribus had started just a few months before, and was far enough along for me to try. I am proud to say that I first started using the 0.7 version of Scribus for designing the caddy for my business early last year, which makes us one of the few early business users of Scribus.
 
 
 
Having never used a page layout program, and having never printed any metal caddies before, I found navigating through the terminology used by printers quite a challenge. But the Scribus developers were very helpful, as were the people on the Scribus mailing list, where I kept asking questions. I not only designed our metal caddy on Scribus, but eventually published our [http://www.jayateas.com/downloads/jayacatalog.pdf.zip catalog], designed our business cards and [http://www.jayateas.com/downloads/jtstationeryarchive.zip stationery], and designed bookmarks and promotional materials on Scribus. Scribus has saved us hundreds of dollars in software costs while enabling us to put out high-quality work. It has also allowed us to become self-sufficient, in that we get a lot of design work done in-house, saving ourselves a lot of money.
 
 
 
At the time I started doing all this, Scribus was just a baby. Today, Mac users can take advantage of an easy installer. The program has grown significantly in sophistication. Scribus is a very competent program for small business.
 
 
 
==53 page book for a role-playing game Unsung ==
 
'''Reporter:''' Kirt Dankmyer  (via [http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-October/013403.html.html mailing list])
 
 
 
'''Date:''' October 19, 2005
 
 
 
I laid out the book for my role-playing game Unsung using Scribus. In
 
fact, I did it under Windows 98 using the Cygwin version of Scribus,
 
following the directions on the Scribus Wiki, so I was pretty determined
 
to use Scribus...
 
 
 
http://www.lulu.com/content/167655
 
 
 
==168 page book in b/w, text and photos==
 
'''Reporter:''' Luca Colferai (via [http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-October/013414.html mailing list])
 
 
 
'''Date:''' October 18, 2005
 
 
 
[[Image:Lidhollywood copertina.png]]
 
 
 
Dear (great!) scribus staff,
 
I'm proud to announce the first (as far as I know) real book printed in Italy
 
composed entirely with your powerful software (version 1.1 and 1.2.x). You
 
can see it at [http://www.iantichieditori.it www.iantichieditori.it]: 168 pages in b/w, text and photos, it's
 
only in italian... sorry (but with many many pictures).
 
Title: "Lidhollywood"; theme: Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia -
 
Venice International Film Festival (150 pictures of the 60's actors &
 
actresses and other people...).
 
Yes: the pdf produced by Scribus is perfect for industrial typography!
 
I'm now working on another book (and many others I hope...) with Scribus
 
version 1.2.3  (more powerful) in full colors.
 
Scribus is really better than other similar programs.
 
 
 
Thank you!
 
 
 
==172 page ECG workbook for medical students==
 
'''Reporter:''' Tornóci László (via [http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-October/013185.html mailing list])
 
 
 
'''Date:''' October 5, 2005
 
 
 
I just got back from the printer the copies of a 172 page ECG workbook I
 
created with Scribus 1.2.x as a teaching aid for medical students. The
 
curves and the background grid were drawn in Inkscape, the SVG files
 
were imported to Scribus. All text was imported from Openoffice. It was
 
a _lot_ of work, but the result is really beautiful! One of the files
 
contained 90 pages of real life ECG, with lots of quite complex SVG
 
curves plus the background grids. Scribus became slow when working with
 
this many pages, but I had absolutely no problem, it worked perfectly
 
for me. A big thank you for the developers!
 
 
 
Yours: Laszlo
 
 
 
To see a couple of pages in PNG format, visit:
 
http://xenia.sote.hu/depts/pathophysiology/ecg/workbook/
 
 
 
==52-page informational booklet for students and numerous timetables==
 
'''Reporter:''' Simon Bailey (invited via IRC)
 
 
 
'''Date:''' October 5, 2005
 
 
 
During the course of the summer holidays I was required to create a new information booklet for beginning students at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. Working with Linux, the only option available was scribus, and I am very pleased with what came out of it. Printing was a wheeze -- the PDF thrown at the printers went through without any problems. Creating a bleed cover was quick and easy, as was layouting text.
 
 
 
'''Link:''' http://informatik.uibk.ac.at/about/broschuere/page1.html
 
  
'''Link:''' http://informatik.uibk.ac.at/teaching/timetables/
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=2011=
  
Thanks to all, especially the helpful ppl in #scribus.
 
  
== 96-page print-ready anthology of texts from young Norwegian authors==
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== Graduation catalogue of the PZI MA Networked Media ==
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'''Reporter:''' OSP 
  
'''Reporter:''' Johan Herland, via [http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-October/013103.html mailing list]
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'''Date:''' July 2011
  
'''Date:''' October 3 2005
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[[File:P7012989cMichaelMurtaugh-small.jpg|thumb|200px]]
  
I just want to say that even though I haven't done any DTP work in more than 5 years, and my overall DTP skills are rudimentary at best, I was still able to layout a 96-page print-ready anthology of texts from young norwegian authors with Scribus!
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Design of the graduation flyer and catalogue of MA Networked Media of the [http://pzwart.wdka.nl Piet Zwart Institute], Rotterdam.
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<gallery>
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File:recto1.png|Flyer first half-recto [A6]
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File:recto2.png|Flyer second half-recto [A6]
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File:verso.png|Flyer verso [A5]
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</gallery>
  
The book(let) contains text imported from OpenOffice, colors and pictures and even crop marks and bleeding, and the best thing is that I did all on my spare time (of which there is not much) over the course of a week.
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Bound with removeable black brads, the catalogue is composed of one stapled introduction booklet, followed by 6 leaflet/posters, one for each student. The purple poster ink seems to be absorbed by the red leaflet side. Each booklet and leaflet can be distributed individually.
  
A big "thank you" to the Scribus developers and all the rest of you who make Scribus such a great piece of quality software!
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[[File:cat_31.jpg|thumb|200px]]
  
...Johan
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Purple shapes appearing behind the red text are the "overage" ink from the back side which is the poster side.
  
== Annual science fiction convention program book==
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[[File:cat_4.jpg|thumb|200px]]
  
'''Reporter:''' Aakin N. Patel via mailing list
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We used public domain patent drawings to illustrate each project with a shift of humour.
  
'''Date:''' June 9 2005
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There are no software that can handle spot colors for pictures. So we used a [http://stdin.fr/Bazar/SpotColorImages python script] written by Simeon Voelkel which we got on the Scribus IRC channel to convert images to eps files and add the desired spot color in the header of the image. The original script was written for duotone colors, since we needed only monochrome colors, we fed the script with a blank image of the same size of the original image. Then, search & replace directly in the XML to change the spot colors. Result, the images are "baked", meaning we cannot change them anymore, if changes are to be made, you'd have to go from the previous tif or jpg version and re-apply the script.
  
I create the program book for [http://www.iconsf.org/ I-CON], an annual science fiction convention in Stony Brook, NY. I used Scribus for last year's version of the program book (52 pages, a rather complex array of frames and graphics) and it worked out fantastically well. I'll be using it again for this year's copy.
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==German  Alpine Club (DAV), Local Section Ettlingen &mdash; periodical  magazine ==
  
== Candy bag labels and movie theatre flyers==
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'''Reporter:''' Andreas Hünnebeck
  
'''Reporter:''' Frank Cox (http://theatre.sasktelwebsite.net, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada) via mailing list
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'''Date:''' December, 2011
  
'''Date:''' June 5 2005
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The magazine is sent to all members of  the local section twice per year.
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You can download the current magazine and older ones
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[http://www.dav-ettlingen.de/index.php?id=22  here].
  
I own and operate the Melville Theatre in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada (http://theatre.sasktelwebsite.net).
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I started to create this magazine in 1992, using different office programs on Windows and Linux.
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Plagued by the increasing number of bugs in OpenOffice 3 I switched to Scribus in April 2010
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(using 1.3.3.12 on Kubuntu 9.04). I wrote several python scripts to create the tables used in the
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magazine. Scribus creates a ready to print PDF for the print shop and a WEB version PDF
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for the homepage.  
  
I buy some candy in bulk (twenty pounds of Gummy Worms, and whatnot). I have a heat sealer machine and repack the bulk candy into smaller plastic candy bags for sale at my concession counter.  I use Scribus to layout labels for each bag ("Gummy Bears", "Gummy Worms", "Whales", etc.) with appropriate fonts, colours and clipart, and print on Avery 5163 labels with my HP2550L colour laser printer.
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In April 2011 I used Scribus 1.4.0.rc2 (on Kubunto 11.04) for Issue number 21 and in November 2011
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I used Scribus 1.4.0.rc6 for issue number 22. (see
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[http://www.dav-ettlingen.de/uploads/media/Mitteilungsheft_Nr._22_Dezember-2011.pdf  WEB version PDF]).
  
I also mail out about 5500 flyers every month -- what's playing at the theatre for the next month.  I use Scribus to do the layout and print
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==Book: Guide Sentinelle ==
a master on a Samsung 1210 laser printer, after which I print the actual flyers on a Risograph.
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'''Reporter:''' Cedric Gémy
  
== Company's stationery==
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'''Date:''' November 2011
  
'''Reporter:''' Ekkard Gerlach (http://Linuxburg.de, Karlsruhe, Germany) via mailing list
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http://www.cgemy.com/galerie/Scribus_fr-ExemplesDutilisation-resized_600x421_CGEMY_EetRBi.png
  
'''Date:''' June 4 2005
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52 pages guide, page size A5, 2-color (black+pantone) made for a french association. The purpose of this guide is to give elements to people on how to protect water ressources in Brittany and how to act when they are witness of defaults.
  
I'm a 2-person business (so far, growing,  http://www.linuxburg.de), and my secretary has done our header for letters with scribus, see http://www.linuxburg.de/b.pdf . I am happy with the qualitity, we zoom A4 up to legal format, print it with Konica Minolta Magicolor
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==CD: Les jetés de l'encore / Bologne==
2350 on legal 100g-paper an cut 4mm on right and on top to produce german A4 format. After the color seems to be printed to right end of the
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'''Reporter:''' Gilles Maire
paper and looks printed professionally.
 
  
We plan to make (individuell) flyers in the same way with scribus (without white margins). If scribus ist able to make good flyers - and it seems to be that - we will make a donation to support that software.
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'''Date:''' August 2011   
  
== Technical, sales and legal documentation==
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[[File:IGNU-les_jetes_de_l_encre-bologne.jpg|800px]]
  
'''Reporter:''' Marvin Dickens (T7, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, USA) via mailing list
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For us, no question to make a CD without Open Source tools. The CD was recorded with  Ardour on a Linux station. We used Scribus for the CD cover and booklet. Photographer  Francois Michel and all the musicians Guerran Sellin, Alexandre Taveau, Survière Florès and Sieglfried Courteaux have played in Open Source.  It is a great pleasure to have used Scribus, because it is very user friendy and we have achieved a nice product for a small budget. The colors in CYMK are nicely printed.
  
'''Date:''' June 3 2005
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Each CD-burner company has its own format for templates and we made the cover and the booklet with a Open Source template found on the gallery. It was very simple to adapt it for the best price company.
  
We use Scribus to create technical, sales and legal (contractual) documentation. Many of the documents are complicated and lengthy. They have javascript embedded in them and a couple have hundreds of user definable entries - Even so, they are easily managed and extremely robust regarding modification(s).
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The CD front was very easy to make following the CD form.
  
In short, Scribus fits our needs nicely and further, we like what we see regarding the future of Scribus as defined by the roadmap the developers have released. Particularly, we are impressed with the potential future that python brings to the table. In fact, we think that the combination of scribus and python has the potential to give document production in flexibility not found in any other application - Closed or open source.
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You can find the CD at http://www.lesjetesdelencre.com
  
==1180 page, full color catalog proof==
 
  
'''Reporter:''' Mark Kimsal (Conduit-IT)
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Thank you Scribus !
  
'''Date:''' Mon Apr 14 2005
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== book: Guide de l'apiculteur ==
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'''Reporter:''' Cedric Gémy
  
'''Description''':
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'''Date:''' August 2011
As a way to visualize the completeness and correctness of client data, we are using Scribus to quickly generate proofs of a 1000+ page catalog.  A simple color mock-up was made with image frames and text frames.  The XML file format was easily pulled apart to work with PHP.  PHP can perform complex queries against any data source and glue the XML chunks of a Scribus page back together in no time, placing image filenames and text into the appropriate XML tags.  The entire operation of exporting the database to a flat file, converting the flat file into Scribus XML, opening and rendering to PDF can be done in 20 minutes on a commodity laptop (700 Megs of RAM, 1.8 Gigahertz CPU).  Scribus is used for proofing because it is many hundreds of times faster than any other DTP software on any platform.  We use Adobe InDesign on Mac and Windows for the final output, but cannot wait the many hours it takes to render PDF proofs with those products.
 
  
==Full color 70 pages photo-book, generated using a script and published through Lulu.com==
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http://www.cgemy.com/galerie/GuideAPiculteur-small.jpg
  
'''Reporter:''' Hermanitos Verdes
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96 pages guide, page size A5, 4-color made for a french institution. The purpose of to give beekeepers all the informations they need to produce honey as profitably as they can.
  
'''Date:''' Mon Apr 4 2005
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==Nüüs vu Mullis==
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'''Reporter:''' Niklaus Giger 
  
[[Image:Sample_page_small.jpg]]
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'''Date:''' April 2011   
  
'''Description'''
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[[File:nueues_vu_mullis.jpg|800px]]
I received today my first photo-book, automatically generated in scribus using a python script i had posted on the mail-list some times ago, and then published full-color using lulu.com pod service.
 
It looks great! it's a 6x9 inches, 70 pages, perfect-bound booklet, in my opinion very well printed by colorcentriccorp on a Xerox iGen3 digital printer.
 
the PDF produced by Scribus worked perfectly on lulu's production chain. Cover images have been made using Gimp, so i had a great result using pure open source software.
 
I'm glad i used a script to compose the book, in just 5 minutes i had a quite modern and elegant book with almost 140 pictures in it, each one with it's auto-generated label reporting date and hour extracted from exif information. The script takes two pictures at time and check their orientation, then scales them according to mutual orientation and places them on the page after having checked if it's an even or odd page. Pictures' labels are generated by the script extracting EXIF informations from jpegs. I just had to refine the first and last page, add titles, presentation and credits on the first page and, 10 minutes after the beginning of the process, i was able to upload a PDF file to lulu. Amazing
 
  
==200 Page Cook Book, and other odd publications==
 
  
'''Reporter:''' Wesley Allen
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Mollis, a small village (about 3'000 habitants) in the Swiss mountains, has a local tourist association which publishes since around 1965 a quarterly "Nüüs vu Mullis" magazine (News from Mollis). The first issue was written using a type writer using hectography. Since three years we use successfully Scribus for its layout. Two sample pages are found under http://ngiger.dyndns.org/vvm/nüüs_vu_mullis.pdf.
  
'''Date:''' Wed Mar 16 2005
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Using Scribus allows us to incorporated a lot a invidual PDF files (advertisements, title page). The first two or three issues took much more time to layout, but since then we found an easy workflow which allows us to control every detail. This was a big improvement over the previous situation where a print shop did the layout and usually only corrected two out of three errors reported.
  
'''Description'''
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If anybody in the surroundings of Mollis would like to use Scribus for a similar magazine, we would be glad to offer some help.
Hi all, I've used Scribus for many different applications; some of which may have never crept into the heads of the developers.  The largest document I created was a 200+ page cook-book for our Church, but I've also used it to create various newsletters ranging from 2 to 12 pages.  The application I've used it for the most is to create a discourse analysis in Hebrew.  Up until recently my Hebrew fonts weren't unicode; so the copy/create text-box/paste method worked REALLY well. Scribus helped me make the full-time jump to Linux!
 
Wesley Allen
 
  
==50 page publication with the outside covers==
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== Choices Magazine==
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'''Reporter:''' Lisa Charles   
  
'''Reporter:''' Isaac Davis via [http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-March/009712.html  Scribus mailing list]
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'''Date:''' February 2011     
  
'''Date:''' Wed Mar 16 04:59:45 CET 2005
 
  
[[Image:Cover_03122005_CrowdPic-1_small.jpeg]]
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[http://www.choicesmagazine.co.uk Choices Magazine] is a new UK glossy subscription only magazine for the employeepreneur, marketed via Direct Sales. Our main target market is employees making the transition to self employed, to business owner; with our secondary market being very early start-ups.  Our focus is on the next generation of industry leaders and entrepreneurs to nurture and build into successful brands. The big dreamers and forward thinkers; in particular, today’s self starter and tomorrow’s entrepreneur; the next gigantic global brand.  And for the serious entrepreneur; Choices Magazine provides a stream of income and a huge platform to develop and launch brands.  Our features, stories and articles (including success principles, practical projects, problem solving techniques and business strategies) give our readers the knowledge, skills and know how, to win.  We provide information to give them the edge, focus and necessary qualities to deliver their best, and to be a leader in their field. Choices incorporates information in four crucial areas necessary for a successful and balanced life: Business Choices, Lifestyle Choices, Wellbeing Choices, and Personal Growth Choices.
  
'''Description:'''
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I used Scribus 1.3.9 to do the first pre launch issue (32 pages), which is available now, and have started working on the launch issue (64 pages), out at the end of March 2011. There was a slight learning curve, getting used to Scribus, but overall I think it's an excellent program. The proof we received from the printers was of excellent quality, putting my fears to rest that the pdf output would not be compatible for some reason (although Scribus do make clear that the commercial printing quality is superb!).
Just an update for
 
everyone. We have a 50 page publication with the outside covers and two
 
center pages in color. Everything else is grayscale. I went ahead and  
 
exported the pages as PDF files. I have 5 files with 10 pages each. From
 
there, I loaded the PDF files into Gimp using the grayscale setting,  
 
with the settings set to give 300dpi  (2550x3300) for a letter sized
 
image. From there I saved each page off as a separate tiff file.
 
  
I got word from the printer today that they looked excellent, and saved
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[[File:Choices Magazine full issue01.PNG|center]]
them quite a bit of time, which is good, since it's all about time,
 
which converts to money. I can't say enough about Scribus, Inkscape, and
 
The Gimp. I put together a 50 page partial color publication that looks
 
spectacular. You guys deserve a round of applause. I know people were
 
thinking that I couldn't do this without a Mac, and some expensive
 
software. We showed them.
 
Isaac Davis
 
  
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==Wikipedia Bookshelf Project==
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'''Reporter:''' Frédéric Schütz   
  
==24-36-page bi-monthly magazine==
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'''Date:''' January 2011     
  
'''Reporter:''' Craig Bradney
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The '''[http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf_Project Wikipedia Bookshelf Project]''' is creating a core set of public outreach materials designed to help new contributors understand the specific culture of Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. The materials aim to increase new contributor awareness and interest, foster excitement about contributing to Wikipedia, and provide key training tools. The materials are being developed in English; however, they are to be designed for easy translation, localization, and customization by volunteers, local chapters, and educational institutions such as schools and universities. Bookshelf materials are being developed by the project team from the Wikimedia Foundation (the Foundation that oversees the development of Wikipedia), community volunteers, and production experts.
  
'''Date:''' May 7, 2006
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The combination of these requirements naturally led the project team to choose Scribus to create these materials. Scribus fits perfectly with the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation, and allows anyone to easily access the tools needed to contribute to the project. The resulting materials are also published under a free license ([http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike], except for the Wikipedia and Wikimedia logos).
  
'''Description:'''
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The material produced so far can be found at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf (note that the last two documents in the list of printed material were not created with Scribus; in particular, the project is currently looking for a volunteer who could convert the document ''Video for Wikipedia and the Open Web: A Guide to Best Practices for Cultural and Educational Institutions'', originally created using Adobe InDesign, in Scribus format).
I moved from Adobe InDesign 2.02 to Scribus 1.1.x for the Renault Car Club of Australia magazine. At this point I also joined the Scribus team and have really noticed the changes and simplicity in many areas arriving as we developed the features. I have always used the very latest CVS as a way of testing and bug fixing. Screenshots of my magazine have been featured in various locations such as magazines: [http://www.trolltech.com/customers/coolapps/scribus Trolltech's Cool Apps page] [http://www.stern.de/computer-technik/computer/shareware/:ScribusKostenlose-DTP-L%F6sung/555306.html Scribus. Kostenlose DTP-Lösung German Stern.de]
 
  
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Some of the Scribus files are already available at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Localization_guidelines_(Bookshelf), in particular for the ''[http://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Welcome2WP_English_082310.pdf&page=1 Welcome to Wikipedia]'' booklet ([http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Welcome2WP_English_082310.pdf PDF], [http://www.process39.com/client_res/wikipedia/Welcome2WP_SOURCE_082410.zip ZIP files with Scribus source]).
  
=2003=
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[[File:Welcome2WP_English_082310-thumbnails.jpg|700px|center]]
  
==12-page bi-monthly newsletter==
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[[File:Welcome2WP French printed1.jpg|150px]]
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[[File:Welcome2WP French printed2.jpg|300px]]
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[[File:Welcome2WP French printed3.jpg|300px]]
  
'''Reporter:''' Steve Herrick
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==The Rockfish Files==
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'''Reporter:''' Keith White 
  
'''Date:''' May 3, 2006
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'''Date:''' January 2011   
  
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This first issue of '''[http://issuu.com/jerseybassguides/docs/hrfw?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Faquarium%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true The Rockfish Files]''' was a collaborated effort, but edited and created solely with open source software.
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Scribus v1.3.9 was used, and is being used in production of issue #2 to be released in march 2011.
  
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A 60 plus page effort to show the world that British lure fishing can be more than just bass orientated. This document received over 5000 unique reads in the first 14 days of its release.
I started experimenting with Scribus late in 2002, and began using it full-time in the spring of 2003. The image shown here is the first edition of the newsletter I was doing at the time, the CEPAD Report, done on Scribus. That was May of 2003, making it one of the earliest examples of Scribus in a professional setting.
 

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Introduction

Anyone is invited to describe her/his experience with successfully using Scribus in her/his projects. Please note: to report any unusual reasons you use Scribus join the ongoing discussion Stupid reasons we use Scribus. There is also a special page for placing links to your work: Made with Scribus. If you want to recommend a Scribus and/or PDF friendly print shop, please use Scribus Friendly Print Shops.

2011

Graduation catalogue of the PZI MA Networked Media

Reporter: OSP

Date: July 2011

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Design of the graduation flyer and catalogue of MA Networked Media of the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.

Bound with removeable black brads, the catalogue is composed of one stapled introduction booklet, followed by 6 leaflet/posters, one for each student. The purple poster ink seems to be absorbed by the red leaflet side. Each booklet and leaflet can be distributed individually.

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Purple shapes appearing behind the red text are the "overage" ink from the back side which is the poster side.

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We used public domain patent drawings to illustrate each project with a shift of humour.

There are no software that can handle spot colors for pictures. So we used a python script written by Simeon Voelkel which we got on the Scribus IRC channel to convert images to eps files and add the desired spot color in the header of the image. The original script was written for duotone colors, since we needed only monochrome colors, we fed the script with a blank image of the same size of the original image. Then, search & replace directly in the XML to change the spot colors. Result, the images are "baked", meaning we cannot change them anymore, if changes are to be made, you'd have to go from the previous tif or jpg version and re-apply the script.

German Alpine Club (DAV), Local Section Ettlingen — periodical magazine

Reporter: Andreas Hünnebeck

Date: December, 2011

The magazine is sent to all members of the local section twice per year. You can download the current magazine and older ones here.

I started to create this magazine in 1992, using different office programs on Windows and Linux. Plagued by the increasing number of bugs in OpenOffice 3 I switched to Scribus in April 2010 (using 1.3.3.12 on Kubuntu 9.04). I wrote several python scripts to create the tables used in the magazine. Scribus creates a ready to print PDF for the print shop and a WEB version PDF for the homepage.

In April 2011 I used Scribus 1.4.0.rc2 (on Kubunto 11.04) for Issue number 21 and in November 2011 I used Scribus 1.4.0.rc6 for issue number 22. (see WEB version PDF).

Book: Guide Sentinelle

Reporter: Cedric Gémy

Date: November 2011

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52 pages guide, page size A5, 2-color (black+pantone) made for a french association. The purpose of this guide is to give elements to people on how to protect water ressources in Brittany and how to act when they are witness of defaults.

CD: Les jetés de l'encore / Bologne

Reporter: Gilles Maire

Date: August 2011

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For us, no question to make a CD without Open Source tools. The CD was recorded with Ardour on a Linux station. We used Scribus for the CD cover and booklet. Photographer Francois Michel and all the musicians Guerran Sellin, Alexandre Taveau, Survière Florès and Sieglfried Courteaux have played in Open Source. It is a great pleasure to have used Scribus, because it is very user friendy and we have achieved a nice product for a small budget. The colors in CYMK are nicely printed.

Each CD-burner company has its own format for templates and we made the cover and the booklet with a Open Source template found on the gallery. It was very simple to adapt it for the best price company.

The CD front was very easy to make following the CD form.

You can find the CD at http://www.lesjetesdelencre.com


Thank you Scribus !

book: Guide de l'apiculteur

Reporter: Cedric Gémy

Date: August 2011

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96 pages guide, page size A5, 4-color made for a french institution. The purpose of to give beekeepers all the informations they need to produce honey as profitably as they can.

Nüüs vu Mullis

Reporter: Niklaus Giger

Date: April 2011

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Mollis, a small village (about 3'000 habitants) in the Swiss mountains, has a local tourist association which publishes since around 1965 a quarterly "Nüüs vu Mullis" magazine (News from Mollis). The first issue was written using a type writer using hectography. Since three years we use successfully Scribus for its layout. Two sample pages are found under http://ngiger.dyndns.org/vvm/nüüs_vu_mullis.pdf.

Using Scribus allows us to incorporated a lot a invidual PDF files (advertisements, title page). The first two or three issues took much more time to layout, but since then we found an easy workflow which allows us to control every detail. This was a big improvement over the previous situation where a print shop did the layout and usually only corrected two out of three errors reported.

If anybody in the surroundings of Mollis would like to use Scribus for a similar magazine, we would be glad to offer some help.

Choices Magazine

Reporter: Lisa Charles

Date: February 2011


Choices Magazine is a new UK glossy subscription only magazine for the employeepreneur, marketed via Direct Sales. Our main target market is employees making the transition to self employed, to business owner; with our secondary market being very early start-ups. Our focus is on the next generation of industry leaders and entrepreneurs to nurture and build into successful brands. The big dreamers and forward thinkers; in particular, today’s self starter and tomorrow’s entrepreneur; the next gigantic global brand. And for the serious entrepreneur; Choices Magazine provides a stream of income and a huge platform to develop and launch brands. Our features, stories and articles (including success principles, practical projects, problem solving techniques and business strategies) give our readers the knowledge, skills and know how, to win. We provide information to give them the edge, focus and necessary qualities to deliver their best, and to be a leader in their field. Choices incorporates information in four crucial areas necessary for a successful and balanced life: Business Choices, Lifestyle Choices, Wellbeing Choices, and Personal Growth Choices.

I used Scribus 1.3.9 to do the first pre launch issue (32 pages), which is available now, and have started working on the launch issue (64 pages), out at the end of March 2011. There was a slight learning curve, getting used to Scribus, but overall I think it's an excellent program. The proof we received from the printers was of excellent quality, putting my fears to rest that the pdf output would not be compatible for some reason (although Scribus do make clear that the commercial printing quality is superb!).

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Wikipedia Bookshelf Project

Reporter: Frédéric Schütz

Date: January 2011

The Wikipedia Bookshelf Project is creating a core set of public outreach materials designed to help new contributors understand the specific culture of Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. The materials aim to increase new contributor awareness and interest, foster excitement about contributing to Wikipedia, and provide key training tools. The materials are being developed in English; however, they are to be designed for easy translation, localization, and customization by volunteers, local chapters, and educational institutions such as schools and universities. Bookshelf materials are being developed by the project team from the Wikimedia Foundation (the Foundation that oversees the development of Wikipedia), community volunteers, and production experts.

The combination of these requirements naturally led the project team to choose Scribus to create these materials. Scribus fits perfectly with the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation, and allows anyone to easily access the tools needed to contribute to the project. The resulting materials are also published under a free license (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike, except for the Wikipedia and Wikimedia logos).

The material produced so far can be found at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf (note that the last two documents in the list of printed material were not created with Scribus; in particular, the project is currently looking for a volunteer who could convert the document Video for Wikipedia and the Open Web: A Guide to Best Practices for Cultural and Educational Institutions, originally created using Adobe InDesign, in Scribus format).

Some of the Scribus files are already available at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Localization_guidelines_(Bookshelf), in particular for the Welcome to Wikipedia booklet (PDF, ZIP files with Scribus source).

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The Rockfish Files

Reporter: Keith White

Date: January 2011

This first issue of The Rockfish Files was a collaborated effort, but edited and created solely with open source software. Scribus v1.3.9 was used, and is being used in production of issue #2 to be released in march 2011.

A 60 plus page effort to show the world that British lure fishing can be more than just bass orientated. This document received over 5000 unique reads in the first 14 days of its release.