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Creating Magazines, Newspapers, Posters, Calendars and other printed publication - Scribus

Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application, released under the GNU General Public License as free software. It is based on the free Qt toolkit, therefore native versions are available for Linux, Unix-like, Mac OS X, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows. It is known for its broad set of page layout features comparable to leading non-free applications such as Adobe PageMaker, PagePlus, QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign.
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. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.

Installation of Scribus
The installation process of Scribus depends on the distribution of Linux/Unix that you are using. This is the case just like it is for any program you may wish to install. The following are examples for how to install Scribus on various distributions:

Linux DistributionInstall Method
Debianapt-get install scribus or preferably use one of the graphical front-ends such as "Synaptic" that handle "Recommends" correctly. For further information please read How to use the Scribus Debian Repository
Gentooemerge scribus
PLDpoldek -i scribus
RedHat/Fedorarpm -Uvh ./scribus-1.x.rpm
SlackwareInstall from source, until 1.2 is part of Slackware
SuSEUse Yast2 for installation, OR, rpm -Uvh ./scribus-1.x.rpm
Other OSInstall Method
FreeBSDcd /usr/ports/print/scribus; make install
Mac OSXPlease refer to the Cross Platform section
Windows™Please refer to the Cross Platform section

Depending on the version of your distribution, there is the possiblity that you may need to upgrade various dependencies of Scribus and the above commands should make sure the required packages are installed.


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