Monday, September 14, 2009

Desktop publishing with Scribus

I'm presenting at the SLANZA conference next month on Koha the open source integrated library management system, and so I thought about ways to spread the word among delegates. 'Surely a tastefully designed flyer for the conference pack' I thought. I got in touch with the conference organisers to see if I could slip something in. (One of the problems with open source software is that often there's no one vendor who coordinates things like marketing, so proponents often become sales reps and marketers as well as advocates.) I knew Scribus was pretty good for throwing together professional-looking collateral, so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm no designer so my starting point was where I found a flyer for KDE designed by Flavio Tordini. A quick download and a few changes in Scribus and I had my flyer. If you need to do any desktop publishing (newsletters, magazines, flyers, posters etc.) have a go with Scribus: it's brilliant. The finished result, ready for conference packs:

1 comment:

  1. These facts are really interesting. Few of them were well known for me but many of them were brand new for me too!
    I will print this one out and show to my friends because they will be definitely interested in that. Thanks!