Bring Blank Pages to Life

Download Scribus

About Scribus

Scribus is a Desktop Publishing (DTP) application which lets you create professional page layouts for PDF (Portable Document Format) files. It is completely free - no trial period and no adverts - and distributed under the GNU GPL license. With Scribus you can create brochures, posters, booklets, books, magazines, and any other type of document that you plan to print or make available electronically. It has a feature-rich interface that lets you create professional-quality output with print functionality that includes support for CMYK and spot colors, color separation, ICC profiles, and printer marks.

Scribus has three major strengths: fast creation; easy organization; and simple production. A particularly great feature of Scribus is the flexibilty you have when you are creating your documents. From a design perspective, this is a big advantage since, in a short amount of time, you can experiment with a variety of graphical and typographic options including: fonts; colors; shading; transparency; visual effects; typographic parameters; position and rotation of the elements. These options are easily accessible and intuitive.

Don't just stare at a blank page, let Scribus help you bring it to life.

Posters and Flyers

Advertise your important up-coming events with exciting promotional material

Get your message across with things like:

  • Posters - Up Front Impact
  • Flyers - Hand Them Out
  • Banners - Write It BIG
  • Stickers - Collect Them All?
  • Point-of-Sale Displays

Magazines and Newsletters

Create stand-out covers and innovative layouts

When you have a lot to tell people, try:

  • Magazines - Colourful And Glossy
  • Newsletters - Quick To Produce
  • Information Leaflets - Get The Message Out
  • User Guides - Tell Them How It's Done


Take control over your written words to make professional books, both inside and out

Whether it's just something for your friends or the next Harry Potter:

  • Cover Art - Get Their Attention
  • Chapters - Keep Control
  • Table of Contents - Automatic Generation
  • Typography - Get It Looking Just Right

Cover Inserts

Grab your audience's attention with amazing covers

When you've burned your disks but need something to make it sell:

  • DVDs - For Your Latest Blockbuster
  • CDs - Make Your Music Rock!
  • Games - Make Them Want To Play

And much more...

Graphic novels, advertisements, comics, whatever you need to make. If you want people to read it, Scribus can help to make that happen.


Thanks to our Sponsors and Partner

Latest News

New Text Layout Engine with Full OpenType Support

As of 4 December 2016, Scribus 1.5.3svn provides a new text layout engine with support for OpenType advanced features, as well as complex and right-to-left scripts. For text features, a separate “Text Properties” palette has been created. Happy testing!

Krita Import Filter Added to Trunk

As of revision 21427, Scribus 1.5.3svn includes an import filter for Krita files (KRA). Happy testing!

Scribus 1.5.2 Released

[17 May 2016] The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.2, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.2 can be already be regarded as robust.