Template for a small Addressbook

Lately I changed to a small ring bound planner in the Franklin-Covey pocket size format (3 1/2 x 6 inches; 89 x 152 mm). As for me the addressbook is a vital part of my planner, I had to bring my contacts into that ringbook.

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For this purpose I made a template in scribus that brings three pages on an A4 sheet. Although the start-up filling I puchased for the planner brought an A-Z-register, I decided to include tabs in the design. That way I will not carry 13 black plastic stripes containing virtually no information with me.

All elements are arranged in layers, so they can easily be altered or switched off for printing. The layer ContentText has chained textboxes where the contacts have to be filled in with the story editor (of scribus). To faciliate formatting I added two paragraph styles: EntryHeadline and EntryBody.

For me I set up one file for each section (AB; CD; etc.). If someone has very much contacts starting with a specific letter I suggest one individual file for that letter. It is possible to add more pages in the template by using the master-pages I defined. But then it is necessary also to add the new texboxes and to continue the chain.

In fact this template can be used for any form of the specific size in a 3-up way.

Some printers might be tricky in printing double sided, but this topic is covered elsewhere in this forum.

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scribus 1.3.3. Used fonts: Andale Sans (regular and bold), Andale Mono, Wingdings
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Two comments - otherwise, it looks good

You created it with Scribus 1.1.3.x
It told me so when I opened it with Scribus 1.3.8, telling me that once saved, I could not re-open it with the older version.

Second, you used fonts Andale Sans Bold and Regular, which are Microsoft Core Fonts. Non Microsoft folks (like me) might have difficulty with that in templates with more text in them than in this one.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

Thank you for your comments

I used scribus which is the latest stable version of that software. 1.3.8 is a development version on the way to the next stable version 1.4.
For my Linux-system OpenSuse 11.3 this 1.3.8 is provided in the repository KDE:unstable:playground. I do not want to jeopardize my production system by mixing in software from the unstable branch.
Probably it would be really difficult in the other way round: providing in 1.3.8 format and thus excluding users still on 1.3.3.

You are right that the Andale fonts were provided by microsoft. OpenSuse has the rpm-module fetchmsttfonts and I used it during installation. For my convenience and people with font problems I defined styles for all the text, so changing the fonts into something installed on the local system is quite easy.


Put the version of Scribus and the fonts used in the template description. That way, folks have the info up front.
Good looking template. Keep going !
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***


and done! That's a good idea for all templates.