Scribus 1.4.5

Full-featured, free and open-source page layout program for creating, designing and exporting DTP projects to PDF and PostScript

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What's new in Scribus 1.4.5 SVN Snapshot 141011:

  • [PDF] [patches for 1.4 and 1.5] Fix wrong word in python error string
  • [Scripter] [patch] Add applyMasterPage command to scripter in Scribus 1.4
  • [Scripter] [patch] Fix opening same document multiple times in Scribus 1.4
  • [Undo/Redo] Undo does not behave as expected with linked Text Frames
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Scribus is a comprehensive application with a user-friendly interface, designed for desktop publishing (DTP), which supports PDF and PS (PostScript) as output formats. It caters to professional users.

You can create a new document from scratch or template, as Scribus supports several options when it comes to brochures, regular and business cards, newsletters, packaging, PDF presentations, and posters.

Starting a new project from scratch implies specifying the document layout (e.g. single page, double-sided), margins, bleeds, size, orientation, first page, total pages, default measurement unit, and text frame.

A bunch of drawing tools are available, as you can insert text, image and render frames, tables, shapes, polygons, lines, Bezier curves, and freehand, as well as rotate items and zoom.

It is possible to lock multiple items for arranging them in the layout, use the key arrows for high accuracy, convert objects, mark PDF annotations or bookmarks, as well as to bring items to the front or send them to the back. Advanced users are free to edit object attributes to define types, values, parameters, and relationships.

Scribus also lets you replace colors, load patterns from external files, import styles, define and edit master pages, input JavaScript code, insert barcodes and configure properties, as well as execute built-in Scribus and external Python scripts.

The tool offers multilingual support and contains multiple GUI themes. It lets you edit PDF export settings (e.g. page range, password protection) and typography preferences (e.g. subscript displacement and scaling, small caps scaling, automatic line spacing), generate a table of contents and indexes, reconfigure hotkeys, select the PostScript interpreter, manage plugins, configure system-wide short words, and many more.

We have noticed minimal CPU and RAM usage during Scribus' runtime. It has a good reaction speed and commits modifications rapidly. No errors were shown in our tests. All in all, Scribus supplies advanced users with numerous powerful options and configurable settings for creating, designing and exporting DTP projects.

Scribus was reviewed by , last updated on January 31st, 2015

Also available: Portable Scribus

Runs on: Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit


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