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A free and open source desktop publishing (DTP) application, designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment

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Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux, BSD UNIX, Solaris, OpenIndiana, GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional desktop publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and spot colors, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.

Books about Scribus are available in several languages, including an official manual for v1.3, published through FLES Books in 2009.

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System Requirements

1Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP, Vista or 7
2512MB RAM1 to 2GB RAM for mac
3Pentium III – 750MHz processor for Windows | PowerPC or Intel-based processor for macDual Core Intel processors for mac
4Ghostscript 8.7+ for Windows | Ghostscript 8.6+ for mac


TechRadar: 4.5
5  based on professional's opinion

SourceForge: 4.7
5  based on 143 reviews

G2CROWD: 4.1
5  based on 16 reviews

CNET: 3.2
5  based on 36 reviews

CNET: 3.5
5  based on professional's opinion


The Scribus Team

Written in

C++, Qt

Initial Release

21 June 2003


GPL v2+

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