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Scribus: Open Source Desktop Publishing

Jul 20, 2007, 01:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Williams)

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"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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