Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing

Scribus is a desktop publishing program with the aim of producing commercial grade output in PDF and Postscript. It can be used for many tasks; from brochure design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.

Scribus supports professional DTP features, such as CMYK color and a color management system to soft proof images for high quality color printing, flexible PDF creation options, Encapsulated PostScript import/export and creation of 4 color separations, import of EPS/PS and SVG as native vector graphics, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew via freetype.

Graphic formats which can be placed in Scribus as images include PDF, Encapsulated Post Script (eps), TIFF, JPEG, PNG and XPixMap(xpm), and any bitmap type supported by QT3.

Key Features

  • Save work as a PDF file
  • Precision placing and rotation of text and images
  • Manual kerning of type
  • Bezier curves polygons
  • Precision placement of objects
  • Layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors
  • The Scribus document file format is XML-based




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Scribus (last edited 2009-08-03 01:17:16 by rocket2dmn)