On the Qt
On the Qt We found Scribus Qt-based interface reasonably accessible, and users familiar with the KDE desktop will feel at home because KDE is also built on Qt. Those more accustomed to Windows should also be comfortable with Scribus, since key interface elements in Qt, such as file selection dialogs (which in Linux applications are sometimes rough) are similar to those in Windows.One bit of trickiness with PDFs and Scribus stems from the fact that the latest version of Adobes Acrobat PDF Reader available for Linux is 4.0; PDF features such as transparency require a newer Acrobat client. Check out Adobes latest PDF moves in eWEEKs review of the Acrobat 6.0 beta. To preview our PDFs on our Linux system, we installed Version 5.05 using Codeweavers Inc.s CrossOver Officea handy utility based on the Wine Windows application compatibility layer for Linux. In addition to good support for PDF exporting, Scribus can save documents in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) formats. However, Scribus does not support HTML export.Discuss this in the eWeek forum. Senior Analyst Jason Brooks is available at jason_brooks@ ziffdavis.com.