Projects / Scribus


Scribus is a desktop page layout program with the aim of producing commercial grade output in PDF and Postscript.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  29 May 2014 17:22

    Release Notes: This release adds PDF-X1a support. It has bugfixes and updated bar codes. It has full support for the OpenICC Directory Proposal ( /wiki/index.php?title=OpenIccDirectoryProposal). The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus.

    •  14 Jan 2013 21:38

      Release Notes: A new spellchecker based on Hunspell was provided. 64-bit versions are now available for Windows Vista, 7, and 8. Documentation was updated (including translations), and UI translations were updated. A security update was provided for the Python Scripter (Windows) along with fixes to issues with file locations and file names on Windows. There were also fixes and an enhancement to the Scripter. Additional build options were provided. There were major and minor bugfixes, ranging from crashes in some corner cases to usability improvements.

      •  13 May 2012 18:53

        Release Notes: This release adds GiveLife Color System palettes (license in the swatches directory), adds updates to resolve small canvas issues, fixes bitmap and SVG image importation issues, adds undo steps for path operations and page moving, fixes master page behavior, fixes text editing issues, enhances the scripter, updates translations, significantly updates the Italian version of the help documents, and relocates profiles and swatches to the share directory of Unix-like systems (Linux, OS X, etc.) to fit in with the FHS.

        •  02 Jan 2012 07:08

          Release Notes: More than 2000 feature requests and bugs have been resolved since the development of this version started.

          •  18 Jun 2011 19:55

            Release Notes: Fixes were made for the Story Editor, Styles, and buggy fonts. Support was added for CUPS 1.5.

            Recent comments

            30 Mar 2011 08:45 rrt

            Having tried Scribus several times over the years and always found it crash-prone, I have recently used it in earnest for the first time recently, and found to be fine. The upcoming 1.4 series looks good too, and I've pointed a Mac-using friend at it (as 1.3.x isn't ported to Mac OS), who is also pretty happy. It's good to see the developers are in this for the long haul...

            08 Mar 2005 10:11 hap0

            Runs on win32 now!


            21 Feb 2005 23:01 TomK32

            Excellent software
            I'm using it for a 14-daily magazin with 60+ pages and together with the Python scripting, Scribus just rocks.

            Sure, it needs some improvements, but the words about the upcoming 1.3 are promising and the developers are very active and open for patches and feature requests.


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