Scribus Portable 1.5.8 Test (desktop publishing) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 24, 2022 - 7:02pm and the Scribus Team are proud to announce a new version of Scribus Portable Test. Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to your desktop with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design. This release allows users to test the new features being tested in the Scribus test release branch without impacting their standard local or portable Scribus install. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotScribus has many unexpected touches, such as powerful vector drawing tools, support for a huge number of file types via import/export filters, emulation of color blindness or the rendering of markup languages like LaTeX or Lilypond inside Scribus. The Scribus file format is XML-based and open. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor - sometimes a challenging problem with other page layout programs. Scribus has been translated into more than 25 languages, and more are coming in the future.

Learn more about Scribus... Installer / Format

Scribus Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Scribus Portable is available for immediate download from the Scribus Portable Test homepage. Get it today!

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