Magazines and More with Scribus

    Scribus, an open source page layout program for Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation and Windows desktops. It is perfect for designing flyers, pamphlets, or magazines.
Since its humble beginning in the spring of 2001, Scribus has rapidly evolved into one of the premier Open Source desktop applications. Encouraged by professionals and beginners alike, the Scribus Team, supported by a large and constantly growing number of enthusiastic contributors from all over the world, is dedicated to develop and improve “one of the most powerful and useful open-source projects out there” (TechRepublic). Scribus is now completely cross-platform and runs natively on Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation and Windows.

    Underneath a user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK colors, spot color support, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

    Scribus has many unexpected touches, such as powerful vector drawing tools, support for a huge number of file types via import/export filters, emulation of color blindness or the rendering of markup languages like LaTeX or Lilypond inside Scribus. The Scribus file format is XML-based and open. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor – sometimes a challenging problem with other page layout programs. Scribus has been translated into more than 25 languages, and more are coming in the future.

     Scribus has really good and thorough documentation that has a focus on a more structured approach, which provides much more information about the practical use of the program. It is filled with priceless background information from Peter Linnell the original writer of the documentation.

This is a random community overview/tutorial for Scribus, there are many more of various quality.

    If this program is useful, or helped with making money why not donate to Scribus. This can be done for free by reporting bugs, helping with translations, or just sharing it with others. Can also support them by purchasing the guides.