I’m seriously leaning towards rebuilding my Powerbook with as much open source software as I can. Is any one out there using Scribus? It is a desktop publishing system. From their web site: “Scribus brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOSX and Windows desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout.” Well, it certainly might be, but right now it’s not doing anything except “building font caches.”
OK, I take that back, it’s now complaining I don’t have Ghost Script installed, so I can’t use Print Preview. Bah! I just dragged the folder where I was told to drag it. OK, so maybe I need to tell it explicitly where it is in the Preferences. Quote: “After that the Ghostscript executable is located at:
You should enter this location in Edit->Preferences->External Tools.” I enter that, and still no Print Preview.
Maybe I should restart Scribus so it will re-read the preferences. Tada! I now have Print Preview, and the program came up much quicker now that it has read my font information. Now, on to play.