Lazy Fedi Question:
What do people use nowadays to layout a book or magazine? The last book I did was in Quark and the last magazine layout I worked on was with InDesign.
What is the best option now and please let it be something without Adobe being involved?
@readsteven Cool! Thanks - will definitely try this out.
@tsturm (I'm generally against things making more noises, but I was kind of aghast when I discovered new Macs forwent the iconic startup sound.)
@readsteven Yeah, they are completely silent. I don't think I like it... will turn that sound back on.
@tsturm (Gah, I jumped a thread! Sorry for tangling up your stream. Have an unsourced photo of a majestic cat as an apology.)
@readsteven Nahh... that's ok. Also, this cat is amazing.
@tsturm I think I have tracked down the source for that photo. Photographer Robert Sijka, who specializes in making Maine Coon cats look (even more) stunning.
@readsteven Serif is making a real push to replace Adobe's subscription-based garbage fire.
@tsturm It's about time someone did. Adobe has gone full "Customers are just an unfortunate cost of doing business."
However their industry momentum is enormous, and I still keep a full Adobe subscription because of various client needs.
*Looks around* Wait, I don't have any clients right now!
@tsturm for RPG material I either use LaTeX with the Tufte class or these days I try to use Markdown files that are converted to HTML, styles using CSS and turned into a PDF using weasyprint.
Free software people sometimes like to use Scribus but I’m not hardcore enough.
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