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Author: Michael
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: impress?
I really should learn inkscape!

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM Steve Litt <>

> 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
> place.
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
> Author: The Key to Everyday Excellence
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