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Getting started with Scribus

Jan 14, 2010, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Scribus is an open source application for desktop publishing. The Scribus Project was started in 2001 and has gained great popularity, support, and won several awards since its inception. The fact that it is available for just about every operating system is just one of the features that sets it apart from its commercial competitors. Let’s take a look at how to set it up and make it work…

"01 Getting Scribus

"Scribus is available for several operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux. There are a number of ways by which you can get Scribus. You can either download a ready-to-install binary version of a stable release for your operating system, or you can download and compile the latest build, referred to as the ‘nightly build’. It is recommended that you use the second option. Download the latest version you want from here.

"02 Installing bleeding edge Scribus the simple way

" A simple way of installing Scribus on Linux is using your distro’s package manager. Use YUM for Red Hat Linux or Fedora machines, and apt-get for Ubuntu or Debian. On our Ubuntu machine we ran the command:"

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