Scribus

Scribus is a professional quality page layout program capable of producing “press-ready” output. Your best choice for free.

Summary
Our Score
License Free (Open source)
Link https://www.scribus.net/
Impressive features, quality page layout, press-ready output, PDF creation, import and export.
User interface not quite slick even though skinnable.
Details

Scribus a free open-source advanced program that was originally written for Linux but is now available for Mac OS X, OS2 and Windows.

Scribus is the real thing; a professional quality page layout program capable of producing “press-ready” output. The feature list is impressive, basically everything you want is there including: CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

Graphics manipulation is handled via an interface to the Gimp, another open-source program. Scribus can also import from and export to programs in the OpenOffice or LibreOffice suite.

The user interface though highly functional, is not quite as slick as its commercial cousins but it can be skinned to fit in with the look of whatever operating system you are using.

The documentation is excellent and there are lots of support from Scribus’ enthusiastic user community.

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