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Scribus – free open source desktop publishing


Admit it, you thought desktop publishing was dead, right? Well it’s not, and to prove it here’s the free Scribus open source desktop publishing program to play with. It does all that spot colour, CMYK, separations and full uber delicious page layout stuff, but without a huge price tag.

As is the nature of all software projects it’s not without its bugs, but at least they’re all out there in the open, so all you’ve got to do is roll up your sleeves and pitch in to lend a hand. That’s community for ya.

 Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface…

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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