"To read most of the digital press, you'd think InDesign was the
only big-league desktop publishing (DTP) application anyone took
seriously. A few might add QuarkXpress to that, though Quark seems
to have alienated virtually all journos over the years. This stems
from a long-running reluctance to provide review copies and a
long-running desire to produce an under-featured, over-priced
heavyweight that still has trouble with tables. There is a third
contender, though, from a rather unusual source.
"Scribus is an open-source DTP application, started in 2001 and
written by people who are clearly opinionated on subjects like
typography and page design. The program is a free download and is
cross-platform, with versions available for Windows Vista/XP/2000,
Mac OS X, OS/2 and Linux...."
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