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Scribus: Open source alternative to Adobe Pagemaker

Scribus is powerful desktop publishing (DTP) software that helps you create professional looking documents of all kinds. It has a broad feature set of page layout features comparable to leading commercial applications such as Adobe PageMaker.

Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Scribus supports professional features, such as CMYK color, spot color, separations, ICC color and robust commercial grade PDF. If you work in a field related to desktop publishing or if your work require you to work with Adobe Pagemaker, you will find Scribus a useful free alternative to Pagemaker. At 18MB download it's a lot smaller than most commercial DTP software.


  1. doesn't work properly on my windows xp sp3, dual core, 1 gb ram system.. it took a moment to load and when i go for a new page, nothing came up except a gray window.. will look for the next release.. it is still buggy, may be..

  2. I just tested 1.4.0.rc6 in Windows 7 with no issues. Works great.


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