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Scribus for Mac

Page layout with professional publishing features.

Free
In English
3.8
Based on 15 user rates

Scribus overview

Scribus is an Open-Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, OS X, and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Scribus/Aqua is a port of Scribus to a native Aqua build using Qt Free for macOS.

What’s new in version 1.6.1

  • Fixes to text wrapping, primarily evident on later versions of mac OS (13/14)
  • Fixes to hyphenation
  • Update to tell Windows installer to not reboot on installation of the Visual C++ Redistributable package
  • Update DublinCore input fields for Document Information tagging
  • Clarification of specific PDF/X export versions
  • Some scripter improvements
  • Update to poppler 24.01 in our builds.
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Scribus for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.6.1
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3.8

(17 Reviews of Scribus)

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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jan 1 2024
1.5.6.1
0.0
Jan 1 2024
0.0
Version: 1.5.6.1
macOS 10.15.7 won't open Scribus version 1.5.6.1 while providing the following Alert: "“Scribus.app” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Mar 27 2014
1.4.3
3.5
Mar 27 2014
3.5
Version: 1.4.3
I have finally installed and used this one... to some success on some minor projects for output to PDF. I give high marks on that last part, but as to the rest... Scribus needs some serious updating! I have used many moderate to top of the line DTP applications, all the way to the nightmare that is the industrial strength InDesign CC. While Scribus is not that bad, I would not call it good and would not recommend it to anyone unfamiliar with DTP. Things that should be simple, such as inline / inlayout editing, are not. Constantly switching panes to set different things in just one paragraph, section, and/or page was tedious at times. And the story editor was... well, just bad compared to programs of a similar focus. Still, I will keep working at this one, as one day I hope to switch to Linux fully and slave other OSes. Scribus would be the best choice for sparse DTP needs. But hopefully by the time that switch becomes reality, it will have improved. It really needs to from install all the way to advanced work.
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Oct 14 2013
1.4.3
3.5
Oct 14 2013
3.5
Version: 1.4.3
A bit disconcerting the Scribus documentation references GS 8.71 in its GhostScript links, and yet the latest version of GS is 9.1. The additional frustration is that neither version will download directly from openprinting.org or from macports. Without GS, Scribus is only half-functional... and yet I cannot even get GS to begin the inevitable wresting match. Anyone having similar problems or know of another location to acquire a directly installable version of GS?
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jan 19 2013
1.4.2
0.0
Jan 19 2013
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
Interesting that InDesign is not listed under Similar Software…
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
May 7 2012
1.4.1
5.0
May 7 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
Really good,cheap and fast app. Thanks to the developer.
pietglorieux
pietglorieux
Feb 10 2020
4.0
Feb 10 2020
4.0
Version: null
mrwest
mrwest
May 26 2015
5.0
May 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
nicole-3
nicole-3
Jan 14 2015
3.0
Jan 14 2015
3.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 29 2014
5.0
May 29 2014
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Mar 27 2014
3.5
Mar 27 2014
3.5
Version: null
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Jul 31 2013
5.0
Jul 31 2013
5.0
Version: null
Laos
Laos
Jan 16 2013
4.0
Jan 16 2013
4.0
Version: null
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
May 7 2012
5.0
May 7 2012
5.0
Version: null
Skyhorse
Skyhorse
Jan 20 2012
1.5
Jan 20 2012
1.5
Version: null
bgabesy007
bgabesy007
Jan 11 2012
5.0
Jan 11 2012
5.0
Version: null
Stefanoaz
Stefanoaz
Jan 3 2012
4.0
Jan 3 2012
4.0
Version: null
Jack75
Jack75
Jan 2 2012
3.0
Jan 2 2012
3.0
Version: null
Batyli
Batyli
Jan 2 2012
3.0
Jan 2 2012
3.0
Version: null
neba
neba
Apr 25 2011
3.5
Apr 25 2011
3.5
Version: null
Cenocre
Cenocre
Jul 13 2010
3.0
Jul 13 2010
3.0
Version: null