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KDE Text Processing

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Scribus Project
Link:  http://www.scribus.net
Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  25804
Submitted:  Jan 6 2004
Updated:  Jun 28 2014


Scribus is an open source page layout applications with many professional features including very high quality PDF, EPS, SVG import and export and CMYK color support. Scribus supports ICC color management, creates CMYK separations and interactive PDF's with form fields, scripting and presentation effects. Scribus has a powerful Python plug-in extending its abilities. Scribus is translated into 30 languages and has excellent end user support via mailing list and irc.


The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.4, as well as new partnerships with respect to newspaper publishing.

Scribus 1.4.4 is mostly a bugfixing release, but it also adds a number of new features, some of which are relevant for newspaper production.

It will likely be the last release in the 1.4.x branch, and the Scribus Team will from now on solely focus on the development of the next major version 1.6. We expect to make available a first alpha release (version number 1.5.0) in the course of 2014.
Most Important Changes

PDF/X-1a export.

The Barcode plug-in has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the underlying Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript (BWIPP).

The Autoquote script has been rewritten and enhanced. It now provides more options and adds thin spaces to French texts where appropriate.

A script to align images in frames has been added.

Full support of the OpenICC Directory Proposal (http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=OpenIccDirectoryProposal).

The handling of transparencies in Photoshop-generated TIFF files has been improved.

Page borders can now act as guides (and thus be used for snapping of items).

The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus.

A new color palette for professional geographers has been added.

Export to various bitmap formats has been re-enabled on Mac OS X.

Several issues related to the user interface and canvas display have been resolved.

Adjustments for Windows 8.x.

An issue with the spellchecker, resulting in a crash, has been resolved.

Documentation and translation updates and improvements.

For a complete list of changes see: http://bugs.scribus.net/view_all_bug_page.php?filter=99610 and http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit.
New Industry Partnerships with SCS and the NAA

The Scribus Team is honored and proud to proclaim a new partnership with a leading provider of newspaper systems, namely Software Consulting Services, LLC (http://www.newspapersystems.com), the co-inventor of QuarkXTensions. SCS is already offering a plug-in called ScrImLay, which is written in Python and licensed under the GPL. ScrImLay enables import of Layout-8000 geometry files into Scribus and offers the same functionalities as the respective plug-ins for InDesign and QuarkXPress. A comparison between the results in InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cBVcdC.

Scribus is also being supported for ad building from within SCS's CAS/CDS (Community Advertising Services/Community Display Services) application.

SCS will not only promote Scribus and support customers willing to migrate, but also contribute to the development of Scribus itself.

With almost 40 years of experience in building trusted newspaper systems, a credible history of open source contributions since 1991, and a proven track record with respect to new technologies, SCS is looking forward to create the next generation of newspaper software in cooperation with the Scribus Team.

Thanks to the efforts of SCS, Scribus 1.4.4 is being shipped with the latest version of the CMYK color set created and recommended by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper printing. This is another "first" for Scribus, comparable to being the first program to support PDF/X-3, as Scribus is, at this juncture, the only DTP software that provides the latest version of the official NAA color set.

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 by RadioMan on: Feb 22 2004
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Compiled without any errors on my SuSE 9.0. As far as I tried: Better handling, better look on the screen, better organization in the UI. My favourite layout tool.

Weiter so!

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 Scribus its amazing!

 by celiosantos on: Mar 18 2004
Score 50%

As a professional in publishing , I really liked Scribus.
IMHO it is , in certain points ( like scripting( w/Python) and PDF production, superior to ALL other DTP programs.

Celio Santos

Celio Santos

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 errors compiling

 by dusham on: May 15 2004
Score 50%

I get a lot of errors compiling.


g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/local/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I../../scribus -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -c prefs.cpp -Wp,-MD,.deps/prefs.TPlo -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/prefs.o
In file included from ../../scribus/scribusdoc.h:41,
from prefs.h:24,
from prefs.cpp:1:
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:266: syntax error before `;'
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:267: syntax error before `;'
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:590: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:591: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:593: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:599: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:600: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:601: syntax error before `('
/usr/include/lcms/lcms.h:603: `cmsHPROFILE' was not declared in this scope
../../scribus/scribuswin.h:46: syntax error before `;'
../../scribus/scribuswin.h:47: syntax error before `;'
../../scribus/scribuswin.h:48: syntax error before `;'
../../scribus/scribuswin.h:49: syntax error before `;'
make[3]: *** [prefs.lo] Error 1


gcc 3.04 and gcc-2.95

¿some help?

Thank you in advance.

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 Re: errors compiling

 by scribusdocs on: May 18 2004
Score 50%
Scribus Project

Upgrade your compiler.

have very thorough and complete details on compiling requirements. We strongly recommend GCC 3.2+.

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 by kism on: May 21 2004
Score 50%

Please increase KDE integration.

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 Re: Please

 by scribusdocs on: May 31 2004
Score 50%
Scribus Project

Further KDE integration is planned for future releases. You can see the roadmap for Scribus on the home page www.scribus.net

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 by ondrish on: Jun 6 2004
Score 50%

Thanks for great and very hopeful project, I'm missing InDesign in Linux, Scribus is good replacement for it.

Keep up perfect work!

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 by skyrocker67 on: Aug 7 2004
Score 50%

This is just TOOOOOOOOOOO SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET I paid 400.00 for QuarkXpress then I find Scribus can you import quark files?

I smile and think to myself when they say "well it only cost 900.00 for the software"
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