Scribus 1.4.4 / 1.4.5 SVN Snapshot 141011
Full-featured, free and open-source page layout program for creating, designing and exporting DTP projects to PDF and PostScript
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.
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.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on October 13th, 2014
Also available: Portable Scribus
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What's New in version 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
Application descriptionScribus is a useful and reliable page layout program (DTP) that helps you to produce conformant commercial grade outpu...