[Clipart] Announce Scribus 1.3.4 - Open Source Page Layout
mrdocs at scribus.info
Tue May 29 13:34:09 PDT 2007
The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus
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
* 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:
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
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.
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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