Using LaTeX in Scribus for posters

Wed 03 December 2008

I am using LaTeX and beamer class to make presentations and posters. A short introduction to start with latex is available. Sometimes I am using LaTeX just to produce eps/pdf text boxes and after that Scribus for poster layout. In the last development version of Scribus, which is 1.3.5svn, there is possible to use latex source/expressions directly in document, so is not necessary anymore the aditional step to create eps/pdf text boxes.

For OpenSUSE there is the last version here:

http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/home:mrdocs/openSUSE_11.0/scribus.ymp

but I don't want to replace 1.3.3.12 stable version, so I will install the latest development version in my home directory

Warning: The documents saved in 1.3.5 will not be back compatible with the other versions, more here: http://scribus.info/svn/Scribus/trunk/Scribus/README

Let's install the last development of Scribus (it is very stable for what I need, I didn't have any problems with it):

$ mkdir ~/aplic/scribus_135
$ mkdir ~/tempsrc
$ cd ~/tempsrc
$ svn co svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk/Scribus
$ cd Scribus
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=~/aplic/scribus_135

I obtained an error during the compilation because I didn't have "libqt4-devel" so:

$ zypper install libqt4-devel


:::bash
$ make
$ make install
$ ~/aplic/scribus_135/bin/scribus

Here are two screenshots, the main window and scribus latex editor:

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That's all.

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