[Noisebridge-discuss] desktop publishing software / noisebridge publishing

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 04:40:50 UTC 2011

For flyers, newletters, and magazine articles use Scribus.
For stuff like electronics with a lot of diagrams and pictures use Inkscape.
For Tech Documentation or Research Papers, use LaTeX.
For Boring Reports (eg Grant Renewals) use Open Office or Abiword.

You can also of course combine these in some ways. I've use Scribus recently
and I need to use it more. I used LaTeX long ago but I need to use it to do
some real writing one of these days (lots of sloppy notes I should make
Actually I guess you could use Gimp to make illustrations and other graphics
items and paste / include them into other programs. Or you could scan your
circuit elements into graphics format.

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
some of you, like danny, have a background in publishing.  what's the
standard in desktop publishing software these days?  is there a
cross-platform standard?

also, if anybody wants to work with me in writing copy for a noisebridge
tri-fold flyer, I think that's a simple project we can get done in a
week.  it would be excellent to have the flyer on the reception desk
that can be distributed to first-time visitors to the space.  we can
print batches of them as-needed on the new color laser printer.

i also have another project i'm going to work on.  it's called "My First
Circuit Hacking".  Its a kid's book introducing all the different types
of electronic components (capacitors/resistors/
> regulators/l.e.d.'s) and
> equipment (soldering irons/multimeters/etc).  the book will be sold for
> a $1 dollar donation to noisebridge at circuit-hacking mondays.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/attachments/20110208/426e0557/attachment-0003.html>

More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list