Made with Scribus

Magazine production

We are a small group in a non-profit organization (DanChurchSocial) who are making an internal magazine. I am the layouter and until now I have made it with LibreOffice because if there were changes in the group, anyone can download, use and continue the production of the magazine. LibreOffice is a great text editor however not the best for layout of 10-12 pages or more (and it is growing). I have researched for better solutions, software which are easier and more accurate to work with. We did look at the commercial softwares but the costs was far to high. Then we found Scribus which as we see it offers the same solution and features as the commercial software. Maybe there is a difference (of course in exchanging files with users of other software) – anyway we find it very hard to justify the high cost of the commercial softwares. Again, anyone in the group can download Scribus, use it and continue the production. First time I used Scribus it took less than 1/3 of the time I used to spend on layout, editing photos etc. It was a nice surprise to learn that you can edit a photo directly in the layout and it beautifully opens in GIMP.

ClausM (talk) 11:25, 27 April 2015 (CEST)