Install Scribus 1.4.4 in Ubuntu 14.04

Scribus 1.4.4, the latest release is an open source desktop page layout program with the aim of producing commercial grade output in PDF and Postscript, primarily, though not exclusively for Linux.

Scribus can be used for many tasks; from brochure design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation. It has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents, can be recovered with a simple text editor.

The latest release is mostly bug fixes with a number of new features

  • PDF/X-1a export.
  • The Barcode plug-in has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the underlying Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript (BWIPP)
  • The Autoquote script has been rewritten and enhanced. It now provides more options and adds thin spaces to French texts where appropriate
  • A script to align images in frames has been added
  • Full support of the OpenICC Directory Proposal (
  • The handling of transparencies in Photoshop-generated TIFF files has been improved
  • Page borders can now act as guides (and thus be used for snapping of items)
  • The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus
  • A new color palette for professional geographers has been added
  • Export to various bitmap formats has been re-enabled on Mac OS X
  • Several issues related to the user interface and canvas display have been resolved
  • Adjustments for Windows 8.x
  • An issue with the spellchecker, resulting in a crash, has been resolved
  • Documentation and translation updates and improvements

Install Scribus 1.4.4

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install scribus
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