[Clipart] Announce Scribus 1.3.4 - Open Source Page Layout

Plinnell mrdocs at scribus.info
Tue May 29 13:34:09 PDT 2007

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 
1.3.4 Антон

Almost one year in the making, this release brings Scribus to a new 
plateau in professional print capabilities, innovative features and a 
completely re-written text layout engine. 

Among the major new features in 1.3.4:

* A rewritten preview mode which allows designers and artists to view 
layouts on screen as readers with color viewing deficiencies would 
view a document. Thus, this enables a designer to avoid color 
combinations which affect legibility.

* Major additions to TIFF/PSD support. This includes the ability to 
use clipping paths in TIFF and PSD files to allow text wrapping.In 
addition, Scribus now can import special flavors of EPS exported from 
Photoshop known as Desktop Color Separations (version 1.0 and 2.0). 
Layers, blend modes, Duo,Tri and Quadtone PSD files are now also 

* The new styles and text capabilities include style inheritance for 
paragraphs, character styles and line styles. This is now managed by 
a new style manager palette.

* The new text layout engine has a multitude of enhancements for 
vastly better more appealing justification, including the use of 
optical margins and more sophisticated word spacing algorithms.

*New pre-press capabilities including, registration marks, crop marks, 
calibration bars and document meta info. These are all easily managed 
within the print and PDF export dialogs. 

* Color management enhancements including better CMYK > CMYK 
* A rewritten and more capable Scrapbook
* Support for patterns; both bitmap and vector
* A more capable Align and Distribute Palette
* Extended Multiple Copying
*New transparency features including blend modes for layers and 
individual objects
* A new cross-platform Icon set from the Tango Project

Detailed release notes: 

Source and some rpms:

Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net 
Ubuntu users are advised to see: 

Fedora 5/6 RPMS:

Opensuse RPMS 10.0, SLE 10,10.1,10.2:

MacOSX: http://aqua.acribus.net 

Windows 2000/XP: http://windows.scribus.net

The Scribus Team would also like to thank - Anduin.net/Øverby
Consulting and Cardia AS for their continued hosting of all of the
Scribus websites.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank the many end users,
translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this
release. In particular, Christoph Schäfer for his extensive testing 
and bug reporting throughout 1.3.4's development.

About Scribus

Scribus is a cross-platform open source page layout application with a 
focus on high quality commercial grade PDF and postscript export. 
Originally developed on Linux, Scribus now runs natively on MacOSX, 
OS/2, many forms of Unix and Windows 2000/XP.

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports 
professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, spot colors, 
separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus 
was the first page layout application on the planet to directly 
support PDF/X-3 output, a rigorous ISO standard. Scribus did so by 
almost a year.

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