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Old 01-23-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
Howard White
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Default Scribus --Free DTP application

For some time, I've been working with Scribus, a page layout application initially developed on Linux. It has some limitations -- especially with respect to typographic fancy-stuff -- but also has some astounding strengths --especially in PDF and PDF/X-3 output.

And it's free.

Scribus has been available for a couple of months for Mac Aqua (OSX), and the developers today announced release of a Windows 32 version.

All are considered works in progress, but are quite capable of good work.

Scribus is available at:

http://www.scribus.org.uk/

(As I write, the site interface is rather sparse because of the traffic generated by the Windows announcement, but you can still download. )

I am in constant contact with the development team via IRC and would be happy to pass on questions, etc. (Or you can join yourself at Freenode IRC channel #scribus.)

Join the party.

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