The story of Scribus (free desktop publishing)

As part of the Ben Franklin Project most of our newswrooms are utilizing Scribus to build ads and paginate pages for the July 4 edition. Staffers at various sites have already produced live Scribus pages as part of the prep for the July 4 edition. Training sessions have been held to cover intros to the software.

What is Scribus (according to

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, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.




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  1. FYI, when this site is encapsulated in a Facebook frame (I actually clicked thru from Jay Rosen’s recent FriendFeed post), every line in your right column is truncated. I have not bothered to find out why…


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