Scribus is a free DTP app, which gives you a useful variety of tools with which you can complete all manner of various projects. It comes packed with preloaded templates or you can create your own document from scratch.
The template options are varied and professional looking. Whether you're creating brochures, business cards, newsletters, PDF presentations or posters, you have several templates to choose from.
The interface is easy to get to grips with; simply choose a template and start working. All the main tools that you will need are efficiently arranged across the top of the doc window. There are some measurement markings on all sides of the window that enable you to check your formatting and alignment with a quick glance.
The app also comes with a lot of support options to help you get the best results from your work. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike, via the mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bug-tracker.
Overall, Scribus gives you a fluid and efficient way to create all kinds of documents. It supports professional features, such as CMYK color, spot color, separations, ICC color and robust commercial grade PDF.
# Important enhancements:
* Scribus has been ported to the Haiku operating system.
* The Barcode Writer has been updated and supports many more barcodes, including QR.
* The Galaxy Gauge™ color matching system and color tools have been included.
* New color palettes from government agencies (Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom) have been included.
* More Open Source color palettes have been included.
* Improvements to the build system.
* Improvements to the Preflight Verifier.
* The A4 page size limit of TeX-rendered graphics in Render Frames has been removed.
* The Short Words plug-in now supports Danish.
* Many updates to the Online Manual.
# Most important bugfixes:
* Disabled hyphenation on some Linux distributions is working again.
* Some unit conversion issues have been fixed.
* Display issues related to Ubuntu's Unity interface have been fixed.
* Some fixes to wrong or irritating UI behavior.
* Memory management in connection with the new Hyphenator has been optimized.
* Issues with the Clang compiler have been fixed.
* Scribus now supports Pillow as an alternative to the Python Imaging Library.
* Many translation updates.