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[SOLVED] Alternative to Publisher

Post by Aurelio » Thu May 28, 2015 10:21 am

Hello to everybody.

In my job, I need to use Publisher. Now I'm using Linux Mint Quiana, but I'm still having a Windows Notebook just for a few software. Scribus doesn't show any version specifically for LInux Mint. Anyone can help me?

Another question... I usually burn music CD's in .mp3 format. K3b doesn't work with .mp3 files, just .wav. I don't want to make conversions... Any idea?

Thanks in advance...

Aurelio
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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by xenopeek » Thu May 28, 2015 10:43 am

If you need specific Windows programs for your job, probably best to just use Windows (either dual boot, or put Windows in a virtual machine, or try Wine—the Windows compatibility layer that allows for some Windows programs to run on Linux; search WineHQ AppDB for compatibility reports, anything below gold is worthless).

You can install Scribus from Software Manager in your menu.

I don't know K3b or making music CDs. Suggest you make a separate topic about that, as right now you're hiding this question from people that know K3b (they likely skip over Publisher topics :wink:).
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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by Aurelio » Thu May 28, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks for your answer....

I'll follow your suggestions. About music CD's, I'll move my question.

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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by kc1di » Thu May 28, 2015 12:07 pm

I haven't had any success getting Publisher to work in wine -- but the Wine HQ pages says that 2003 / 2007 versions to work partly.
see Here: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... n&iId=9715
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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by DataMan » Thu May 28, 2015 12:17 pm

With respect to K3b, just burn the CD as a data CD instead of as an audio CD. Drag and drop your mp3 files using the built in file manager in k3b.

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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by Jim Hauser » Thu May 28, 2015 12:50 pm

I am using Virtualbox to run Publisher and Works on XP Pro (32 bit.) I would prefer to use them on Wine but have had no luck with that yet. I keep the Publisher and Works documents in a Linux folder and share that folder with Virtualbox. Eventually all Publisher and Works files on this system will be "converted" to Libre Office.

Best of luck!

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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by jimallyn » Thu May 28, 2015 3:51 pm

K3B does burn mp3s to audio CDs. I have done it many times. I do it every week for a friend who needs to hear the songs he's got to play at church on Sunday. (He doesn't have a computer, but he does have a CD player.) Maybe there's a codec you're missing or something, but K3B will indeed burn mp3s to CD.
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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by Pierre » Thu May 28, 2015 7:22 pm

kc1di wrote:I haven't had any success getting Publisher to work in wine -- but the Wine HQ pages says that 2003 / 2007 versions to work partly.
see Here: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... n&iId=9715
the earlier versions of Publisher seem to work the best:
https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibili ... search=app
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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by Jim Hauser » Thu May 28, 2015 7:49 pm

I am using Publisher 97. It works somewhat on Wine but it will not pick up certain graphic images. With XP on Virtual Box it works 100%.

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Re: Alternative to Publisher

Post by Aurelio » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:47 am

Thank you....

I'll try Virtual Machine... Had some problems using Wine... Keep using Publisher until I can change all my files to a Linux equivalent....

Aurelio

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