Scribus Vs. Adobe InDesign

By Ross Madden
Published on July 5, 2019 10:31 am MT
Updated on July 5, 2019 2:19 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe InDesign of a potential free alternative.  Adobe InDesign is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc).

Scribus is a free and open source page layout program and is available here: https://www.scribus.net

Along the same vein as the recent article comparing GIMP and Adobe Photoshop (https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/gimp-vs-adobe-photoshop), I don’t use InDesign myself, and therefore am a poor source for determining whether this is a good alternative or not.  However, there are plenty of comparisons and demos online from folks that actually do use this stuff.  Check out the following:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/12/a-look-at-scribus-open-source-desktop-publisher-on-gnu-linux/

Enjoy!

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