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Scribus

Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing tool

review from JohnHood, Dec 2006, permalink _ Desktop Publishing

 

From John Hood's The Best of Free Software

 

Looking for a replacement for Adobe Pagemaker, Microsoft Publisher or Quark Express? Check out Scribus.

 

Pluses - I can think of three words: Ho-Ly-Cow! It's all here, shapes, graphics, layering, templates for any publishing project you need, from brochures to full magazine layout. Too many features to mention. It's open-source, so there is never a problem with file compatibility between clients, vendors, or other collaborators. They can simply download and install Scribus, and you're set. When was the last time you could say that with a pay-ware program.

 

Minuses - Like any publisher program, it's not for the faint of heart. Read the tutorials.

 

Quote from the website

Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.

 

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

 

http://www.scribus.net/

 

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