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Author: Steve Litt
To: plug-discuss
Subject: Re: impress?
On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:20:37 -0700
Brian Cluff <> wrote:
> On 9/27/19 9:50 AM, Michael wrote:

> > I'm looking for some way to make a pamphlet. What is the best way?
> > Do I need to download a template? Where do I download it to? I
> > tried just using Writer but it doesn't act the way I want it too
> > when pictures are involved (I can't get a space between the picture
> > and the text when the alignment is set to justify.

> I'll second a vote for Inkscape, it can certainly do it.  If you want
> to stay within the LibreOffice environment you should use LibreOffice
> Draw.  It will work like you want.
> If you want to get into a more professional layout program, check out
> Scribus.
> For me, I'd reach for Inkscape first, as I'm most familiar with it.
> If you are more comfortable with office you should go for LibreOffice
> Draw.  It is powerful and will server you well.

I'd use Inkscape too. Inkscape can put elements exactly where you want
them, which is difficult with a wordprocessor or a presentation
program. Also, because Inscape's native format is very simple XML, as
opposed to the crazy difficult XML of LibreOffice, it's trivial to
personalize your pamphlets using Python and a YAML or JSON data store.
I do it all the time.

A third advantage to Inkscape, which probably isn't germane to the
immediate discussion, is that you can make an Inkscape image that will,
when placed in an HTML page, react to mouseover and click and mouseout.
This is often done in group photos: You mouse over a person, and the
person's name appears at the top of the photo or in another specified


Steve Litt
Author: The Key to Everyday Excellence

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