[scribus] (forw) [p.rand at alice.it: viva Scribus]

Philip Rand p.rand at alice.it
Sat Jul 12 21:28:55 CEST 2008

I think I have to admit defeat and bow to the more accomplished users  
of this system. I tried downloading various forms of acquascribus,  
staying, as advised on the Sourceforge site with 1.3.3... versions.  
Removing the Scribus I had downloaded, and trying to install this one,  
I no longer found the quasi-mythical icon to double-click - I  
understand the installation instructions provided about as well as I  
understand Pashtun. Perhaps my newness to Mac has something to do with  
all that. All attempts to install Scribus have led to the mysterious  
messages referred to in previous emails. The solution is probably to  
look for commercial products (and I have already seen some used ones  
Thanks anyway,

Philip Rand
Via Monserrato 6
00186 Roma RM
p.rand at alice.it

Il giorno 03/lug/08, alle ore 22:15, John Culleton ha scritto:

> On Thursday 03 July 2008 03:18:03 pm Philip Rand wrote:
>> ----- Forwarded message from Philip Rand <p.rand at alice.it> -----
>> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 20:40:45 +0200
>> From: Philip Rand <p.rand at alice.it>
>> X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook 11
>> To: mailman-owner at lists.scribus.net
>> Subject: viva Scribus
>> Greetings,
>> You asked for comments:
>> My subscription has revealed a world of very dedicated and good
>> people. Unfortunately, I cannot solve a basic problem: that of
>> installing Scribus on a Macintosh Intel iPRO portable, OX Leopard.
>> The sole reply was encouraging, but, unfortunately, Scribus did not
>> leave startup icon that the reply suggested would appear.
>> I begin to think that Scribus won't work for me, which I regret,
>> because I like the whole idea of the program.
>> I'll forge ahead for a while then, if desperation prevails, will
>> unsubscribe.
>> Many thanks,
>> P
>> Philip Rand
> On my Linux system I can add a new icon to the bottom kicker by
> clicking between icons and following the dialog for inserting a
> non-kde application. Then I can scan for the proper icon and change
> the default gear-wheel to  the Scribus one.
> This requires that I know where the Scribus program is located,
> e.g., /usr/local/bin/scribus
> Linux and OS X are cousins in that both are descended from Unix.  In
> the case of OS X the immediate parent is BSD. I understand that OS X
> does its best to hide the workings from the user.  But there may be a
> way on a command line to search for a program, e.g.
> find / -name scribus
> or
> whereis scribus
> and when you have that location written down create an icon that calls
> that program.  Or possibly you can search the directory tree
> graphically, find Scribus, and then drag and drop it on the desktop.
> Someone who is familiar wth OS X can lead you better through the
> jungle. My purpose is to elicit such better guidance from an OS X
> savvy listmate.
> -- 
> John Culleton
> Resources for every author and publisher:
> http://wexfordpress.com/tex/shortlist.pdf
> http://wexfordpress.com/tex/packagers.pdf
> http://www.creativemindspress.com/newbiefaq.htm
> http://www.gropenassoc.com/TopLevelPages/reference%20desk.htm
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