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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for a font-comparing program, download The Font Thing. It offers a good way of comparing text in different fonts, and sorting by type (serif, sans-serif, script, etc.)

From what I have heard, it's the best free one out there.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To zhangweiwu:

Abour SVG, did you try using this filter for importing SVG ?
http://www.ipd.uni-karlsruhe.de/~hauma/svg-import/
Check this also:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=31966

It's a pity that Writer and Draw are not a single aplication. In Draw I miss a lot of Writer's features, that are normal available in Pro DTP software, like Adobe's Indesign. (although Indesign has a serious flaw: No Outlines !).

One question: Did you used a Opensource application to edit the photos, to create the nice shadows ?

To Kaaredyret:

I don't know "Scribus". I tested (very briefly) the freeware version of "Serif PagePlus" and stopped (this one can't handle EPS...). Do you know if Scribus provides Outlines ?
I mean automatic numbering:
1. Heading
1.1. sub-heading
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to westland:

I did't edit any photo, I put up the photos as they were on sxc.hu and no adjustment to photo color and shape at all. For shadow: that is very simple, go to "character style" and select "font-effect", select groove shadow. I even defined it in my style list (F11)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To zhangweiwu:

Thank you for your answer.

I meant the shadows on the images... (not on characters)

What do you mean with "groove shadow" on characters ? (I only have "shadow" available on Font Effects)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which image has shadow? I don't know:) Even if there are images with shadow, they must had been like that before I use them:)

Groove is what I try to put into English from my Chinese version of OOO. I mean a kind of character shadow (there are two kinds of shadow for you to choose)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Which image has shadow?

* books, on page 2
* hand with www, on page 3
I can easily create these shadows with Photoshop, by I would like to know some Opensource alternatives.

By the way, thank you for the sxc.hu reference. I was not aware of this free photo stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westland wrote:

To Kaaredyret:

I don't know "Scribus". I tested (very briefly) the freeware version of "Serif PagePlus" and stopped (this one can't handle EPS...). Do you know if Scribus provides Outlines ?
I mean automatic numbering:
1. Heading
1.1. sub-heading


I don't think it does, but it is not a word processor. It imports Writer documents when you are finished with them and then you place them. It can generate a TOC though. You stil need an image manipulation program, word processor etc. etc.

Scribus for Windows is only in beta, so beware.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my last trial to use it (one year ago), I would like to call Scribus a "layout progream".

It's main task is layout. positioning, aligning, opacity, PS file generation, importa EPS.... By last time, I use it it is still buggy with a lot of CJK font, I guess mostly because caching the whole font into memory, 512MB is not sufficient for fonts like FZSong/Ming/Arial Unicode MS. I reported a bug but later it gets closed because "the software didn't (officially) say it is (expected to be) CJK enabled". So, as a result, I decide to try it back when it officially announced CJK support. That was 1.2 version. I'll check 1.4 when it is released.

CJK = East Asian
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Scribus is a layout program, at desktop publishing (DTP) program. In Scribus you design your publication by importing and placing graphics, text and photos from other programs. I like specialized tools.

Unfortunately you have that problem with CJK support, that is of course a show stopper. Sad

http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Main_Page

Here you can find roadmaps etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made a list of free fonts for body text here:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=67803&highlight=
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