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Scribus

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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Overview

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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Platform

 

Social

System Requirements

#MinimumRecommended
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

Ratings

Aggregate
3.91 
 5

CNET
macOS
4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
CNET
Windows
3.2 
 5
based on 36 reviews
CNET
Windows
3.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo
Windows
7.1 
 10
based on 270 reviews
FileHorse
x32 bit Windows
8.6 
 10
based on 16 reviews
FileHorse
macOS
6.7 
 10
based on 11 reviews
G2CROWD4.1 
 5
based on 16 reviews
MacUpdate
macOS
3.8 
 5
based on 15 reviews
Malavida
Windows
8 
 10
based on 4 reviews
Softonic
macOS
6 
 10
based on 90 reviews
Softonic
Windows
7 
 10
based on 678 reviews
Softpedia
Linux
4.2 
 5
based on 51 reviews
SourceForge4.7 
 5
based on 143 reviews
TechRadar4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
TechSpot4.4 
 5
based on 19 reviews

Developer

The Scribus Team

Written in

C++, Qt

Initial Release

21 June 2003

License

GPL v2+

Alternatives

Desktop Publishing
Adobe Acrobat DC  


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