Mac OS X 10.5 or later
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Scribus for Mac is free software for editing documents, setting up layouts, typesetting and crafting of interactive elements, which allows you to create professionally looking documents in PDF, Postscript, and other formats that can be even used as pre-printing documents for distribution of magazines, newspapers, newsletters, posters, books and brochures. Scribus for Mac can be used by professionals and novice users alike who want to create eye-catching documents and interactive PDFs that they can distribute both for their personal projects, for school or work. To enable everyone to learn about all features of this highly capable app, users can contact an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike through mailing lists, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bug-tracker. Scribus supports many formats like MS Word documents, PDF, OASIS (Open Document), and more.
First version of Scribus was released to the public in June of 2003, and ever since then it managed to land on truly astounding number of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, Solaris and many others. As one of the most popular open source professional document building applications in the world, Scribus managed to attract large attention of public and even creation of several books that describe all of its functions and provide clear tutorials and examples for extracting everything that this app offers.
If you are interested in infusing your business with excellent software for preparation of professional documents that will not break your budget, then you have to take real close look at Scribus.
Scribus Main Features:
The easiest to point out aspect - the software is Free. You don't pay us a dime. Scribus is licensed under General Public License, which makes it free and legal for use in any setting including commercial and governmental organizations.
Professionals and amateurs are producing top-quality publications with Scribus, which is why the list of the Scribus success stories keeps growing year after year.
Scribus produced PDF files are RIP-ready. Scribus PDFs are being constantly tested on both cutting edge printing house equipment and low-budget printers. The Scribus Team makes it its highest priority to respond to PDF generation inquiries without delay. Scribus was the first software to support several new generations of Adobe's PDF specifications well ahead of the commercial software.
Scribus User Mailing List is very active. Many Scribus Team members and professional DTP specialists frequently answer questions posted on the list.
A wealth of documentation including How-Tos, Tutorials, and articles on just about any aspect of DTP and Scribus in several languages are present in professional made Wiki.
Several books in three languages have been published about Scribus, so you could probably find one that'll get you started right away.
Also Available: Download Scribus for Windows