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Re: [vox] Linux equivalent to PageMaker?
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Re: [vox] Linux equivalent to PageMaker?

I have no idea if it will do what you want, but KWord
(part of KDE's KOffice suite) is said to be PageMaker-
like.  KOffice 1.1 was recently released.

-- Rod

> A which-app question.
> Have a faculty member who wants to insert some images into a LaTeX
> document, then blow it up to a 4'x4' in a PDF "version" that Kinko's
> can  print. (Apparently they're picky about PDFs. They accept
> Windows-app-created PDFs no problem. Go figure. :-/ ).
> I'm told LaTeX pages can be turned into bitmaps, but was concerned that
>  expanded bitmaps could look trashy or pixellated--as opposed to
> scalable  PostScript-style fonts (http://www.gimp.org/fonts.html).
> I immediately thought of the GIMP http://www.gimp.org/ (and mentally
> D'OH!  kicked myself for missing Bill's great presentation at LUGOD).
> Am I correct in assuming that the GIMP can do everything that PhotoShop
> can  do, but not necessarily everything PageMaker can do? I *really*
> don't want  to have a Linux-wielding professor have to buy and use a M$
> product  (PageMaker) if I can help it (hey--he suggested it!).
> Is there a Linux page-layout program that anyone can recommend that can
>  handle PostScript or take LaTeX output and scale nicely into PDFs?
> Can LaTeX already do this?  Should I be looking at GhostScript instead?
>  (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.htm)
> Thanks!  (supporting Linux is new to me.)
> --john
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