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Open Source Desktop Publishing Scribus is a desktop publishing package that enables you to create and design newsletter, magazine pages, advertising flyers, business cards and all kinds of other documents. The program supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Scribus comes with a user-friendly interface, very similar to a common word processor, and allows you to easily arrange your text, images and other objects via drag-n-drop. Several document templates come included to get started and you can download a variety of additional templates from the Scribus community pages. Copyright


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Publisher Price Free
Version 1.4.6  history Last updated Jan 11, 2016
File Size 78.1 Mb Requirements None

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The free professional dtp program 5 stars by nils665 Nov 01, 2014
I like Scribus because it respond in the same way as other professional programs and therefor easy to use. I hope the conversion module to Indesign will work OK when it comes show Review details
Good but not awesome 3 stars by gimpguy Jul 20, 2012 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
First off, it gives you a warning that GhostScript is not installed, well, don't panic, you don't need it to use most of it anyway. If you want to install GS, I suggest searching the web for it as Scribus had some dead links. Also, it's better to install GS PRIOR to Scribus, if not, just go to "preferences" , External Tools, find your GS install, and point to the correct directory. I also suggest reading the help file for instructions. Aside from that, I wasn't real enthused by this. When I would put an image into the frame, I could no longer resize my Scribus window and other things would quit responding. Saving as PDF had some issues as well, it would save but corrupted. I don't know if GS had something to do with this or not. It didn't have well placed options in my opinion, kept giving me errors whenever I placed a frame, would hang at start up, etc... so I would definitely use other types of office software over this. For the most part, it was clunky and just a pain to use. It's still has a lot to offer for being free and definitely better than nothing. Some may even prefer it, I just can't bring myself to call this a keeper by any means. show Review details
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