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NewsForge: Scribus Excels at DTP

Jul 31, 2003, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]

"Scribus, a new desktop publishing and layout program for Linux, is the most impressive new free software application I've ever seen. Period. No contest.

"Perfect? Hardly. It still has bugs to be found and fixed, features to be added, distribution-specific installation and quirks to be resolved, and documentation to be written. But even with that to-do list, it's starting in much better shape than Seabiscuit did. Scribus is destined to join the GIMP as one of the crown jewels of the free software world.

"If you are adept at desktop publishing, you'll undoubtedly find it easier to get familiar with Scribus than I did. My own DTP experienced is limited to a print version of a newsletter I did a few years ago. Even then, I wasn't using a real DTP product like Quark or FrameMaker, but a full-featured OS/2-based word processor called DeScribe..."

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Related Story:
OSNews: Review of SCRIBUS 1.0(Jul 21, 2003)