Scribus is a page layout program. It can be compared to Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesign.

With Scribus you can create layouts for newsletters, bulletins, manuals, reports and other printed materials that require text and image layout. It is a good tool to use when you are creating publications that need a more specialised approach.

Scribus has a user-friendly interface but also supports advanced features like colour separation, CMYK, and flexible creation of PDF documents.

Creating publicity and campaign leaflets, flyers and posters where visual precision is important
Communicating research materials, experiences and analysis with books and booklets

Can move beyond the limits of Office-based layout to a more professional print approach
Good compatibility with LibreOffice – formatting and styles can be imported

Harder to get started creating documents, compared to word processing programs
It can't work with other desktop publishing file formats like InDesign or Publisher

Windows, Mac OSX, Linux

Microsoft Publisher
Adobe Indesign