Scribus Releases Latest DTP Beta

The open-source DTP program comes up with an important new beta, which also ports the program to Windows. (

Scribus on Jan. 23 released the third beta of Scribus 1.3.2, aka Egalité, a DTP (desktop publishing) program released under the GPL.

Although it cant boast the fine polish of Adobes InDesign DS2 or Quarks QuarkXPress 6.5, Scribus is definitely a professional DTP program, not a toy.

While most people think of Macs when it comes to DTP, delays in market leader QuarkXPress support for Mac OS X have opened the door to other programs and platforms.

Despite the fact that Adobe, with InDesign, has made the most of this vulnerability, theres also room for Scribus on Linux.

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Scribus supports CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color separation and commercial grade output in Adobe PDF and EPS (Encapsulated Postscript) for document export.

The program also supports 128-bit encrypted PDFs with controls on printing, copying and editing the documents.

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