Scribus 1.4.8 is the open-source application for creating your own newsletter, magazines, and posters. There is a wide range of open-source programs that are available in the market for the core purpose of word processing and other such tasks but very few of them are capable of efficient desktop publishing. One such open-source program that is known for its publishing abilities is Scribus. This program is packed with features that you may require to create your own newsletter, magazines, posters or any other document of such type. It is a free open source program for desktop publishing that can run on almost all operating systems with equal efficiency and powerful features.
Scribus is although free but its feature is competitive as any costly program. The features and tools include everything that a pro publishing program should have including CMYK color, ICC color management, separations and variety of PDF designs. Scribus with its powerful desktop publishing system helps in creating the professional level and amazing looking documents of every kind. A plethora of support options helps in achieving the best possible result. The thing which gives Scribus a competitive edge over other such programs is that it has an enthusiastic, friendly and cooperative community around it whose members voluntarily assist new users and extend their expertise to professionals as well if required through the mailing list, Wiki, IRC channel, bug tracker and other contracted support.
The layout if Scribus is modern, sleek and user-friendly while underneath it possesses the features of a professional program including. This is because Scribus is always under the study for further research and development so the users can get a high profile, innovated and most updated version of the product at all times with its powers of professional typesetting, color management and tools to support online publications in form of PDFs and interactive forms.
Although the high tech features, sleek layout, and capability to perform complex task give Scribus an aura of a high priced tagged software but the fact is astonishing for new users that the program is totally free of cost. Scribus runs its distributed mainly under General Public License which turns into a completely free and absolutely legal software to be used in any setting either its domestic use, commercial brochures or government and non-government organizations. This General Public license also allows the common users to modify source code that is publicly available to be accessed without the need for permission.
The program allows the users to easily drag and drop elements and also export documents in various formats including EPS, PDF, and SVG. PDF and EPS formats can be imported as well, however, the process is not as easy as that if exporting and the user will need GhostScript for the importing process which is not easy for the beginners and basic users to script.
Scribus is now available le in many languages that are popular around the globe including Arabic Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. All in all, Scribus although is going under lots of further innovation but it even now is software with loads of potential for amazing publishing outcomes.
- Works across all platforms of operating systems.
- Supports all population languages.
- Free of cost.
- Supports all publishing features including ICC color management, CMYK color, separation and various options of PDF creations.
- Possesses an enthusiastic community around it who voluntarily assist the users.
- Modern and sleek user interface.
- Supporting tools for I line publishing such as PDFs and interactive forms.
- Scribus runs its distributed mainly under General Public License.
- Publicly available source code.
- Users can modify course code without processing permission.
- Supports easy drag and drop of elements.
- Supports easy export of documents in various formats including PDF, EPS, and SVG.
- Supports import of PDF and EPS formats as well with the help of GhostScript.