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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 19, 2014
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Scribus Review

Tina de Pierre
Open source desktop publishing
A review of Scribus by Tina de Pierre

Desktop publisher tools which actually include powerful features are often rather expensive, but Scribus breaks that mold with its free publishing program with many impressive features and tools.

Despite being totally free, Scribus offers many power tools for users with the correct know-how. Support for CMYK color is included with support for color management. It also creates Adobe PDF documents.

And though the interface of Scribus takes some getting used to, it does offer many of the powerful features you would expect in a commercial package such as an Adobe product.

Scribus is useful for a few different documents and publications and includes different built-in templates to get started with. It supports vector drawing utilities, text formatting and other publishing tools.

Though this application isn't geared towards newbies due to its complex interface, it does get the job done if you know what you're doing and how to do it. Online help is available.

Scribus is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from graphics editors without restrictions. Scribus 1.4.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This desktop publisher software is filed under:
  • Scribus Download
  • Freeware Graphics Editors
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: Scribus 1.4

Compatibility with this desktop publisher software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Scribus.

Scribus has been picked by our editors as very good.
Scribus has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Scribus 1.4.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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