Scribus Free Open-Source Professional Desktop Publishing Application
By Stephen Bucaro
If you can afford to burn hundred-dollar bills like cigars, you can do
professional desktop publishing with applications like
($600.00). Otherwise, you can do professional desktop publishing with
the free open-source Scribus Professional Desktop Publishing Application.
Scribus is a free professional open-source desktop publishing program comparable
to leading commercial applications such as Adobe PageMaker, PagePlus, QuarkXPress
and Adobe InDesign. It supports professional features, such as CMYK color,
spot color, separations, ICC color and robust commercial grade PDF.
Use Scribus to design and produce magazines, newsletters, print-advertising,
brochures, calendars, posters, books, and pretty much anything that requires
text to look visually appealing on paper. It's also a great tool for authoring
PDF documents with advanced features such as forms, buttons, passwords, and
more. You can make your PDF documents even more "intelligent" by using
Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to
prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also
create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. It supports most
major image formats in addition to SVG. Professional type / image setting
features include CMYK colors and ICC color management.