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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peronastudio, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. peronastudio macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am new to Mac's and I'm looking for a desktop pub. program thats
    free and will do some decent work helping me design wedding stationery. I'm pulling my hair out. I found Scribus...Looked cool, but I cant figure out how to run it once it's downloaded. Tells me to choose the application to run off of and I have no idea. Any takers? I'm desperate.
    Kel
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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You need to install X11 from your system restore disks before you can use that application.
     
  3. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    Scribus is the only one I know that will even do the job. Did you download the Aqua version? Also, that program relies on ghostscript, so you are going to need to look through Google because I don't think there is a binary (PKG or MPKG file on the Mac platform) for it. OpenOffice should have that functionality but it is a poor replacement to Scribus and commerical programs like Adobe InDesign.

    No, you don't need X11, because there has been an Aqua version of it for awhile.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    When I downloaded the OS X version of the application it informed me that it would start as soon as X11 had finished launching. I assume that means X11 is required.
     
  5. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    It depends on what you downloaded, but I have successfully found the version that runs natively on a Mac, so if you find the Aqua version, you will not need X11. Try searching for "Scribus Aqua".
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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