Scribus Desktop Publishing DTP Application – Install Scribus on Ubuntu

Scribus is a free and open-source desktop publishing software available for Windows, MacOS, BDS, and Linux. Using this tool, you can create beautiful page layouts for magazines, books, and more. It utilizes an XML-based file format to store your data. Scribus comes with support for the demanding PDF/X-3 specification and offers over 200 color palettes, including RGB, CMYK, and spot colors. Some other useful features include a built-in color wheel, picture browser, a scripting engine using Python, and support for layers. It is written in C++ with the Qt framework and released under the GNU LGPL license.

Scribus DTP app

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Install Scribus DTP software on Ubuntu

Scribus DTP software is available in the Ubuntu repositories. You can install it via the terminal application. Open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands. If necessary, enter your Ubuntu user password during the installation.

sudo apt install scribus

Then you can launch the application via below command or from application menu list.


Install Scribus via AppImage:

For the latest Scribus version, download the Scribus portable AppImage file from the top link above and save it in your Downloads folder. Open the terminal app and run the following commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ scribus-1.6.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage

Scribus DTP

Note: Here “scribus-1.6.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. You can change based on your file name.

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