Scribus 1.3 Official Manual

The Scribus 1.3 Official Manual is available to order from all good bookstores with a list price of £29.99.


This book provides a detailed overview over the hundreds of features of the premier Open Source Desktop Publishing software Scribus, as well as numerous tips and tricks.

It has been written collaboratively by designers, pre-press experts, experienced Scribus users, and also by some of the Scribus developers. Led by Dr Gregory Pittman and Dr Christoph Schäfer, both experienced writers, they created this documentation, which was approved by the Scribus Team as the Official Manual for version 1.3.3.

Hundreds of questions from the Scribus mailing list and the Scribus IRC channel, as well as real-world experiences in professional layout and printing with Scribus, have helped to make this documentation an invaluable resource for the use of Scribus.

Some of the proceeds from each copy goes to the Scribus Project to support its development and ensure it is made freely available for many years to come. Scribus is open-source software, available for free download at


Full author list

This book was written by: Dr Christoph Schäfer, Dr Gregory Pittman, Dr Oleksandr Moskalenko, Dr Thomas Dorsch, Craig Bradney, Ivan Fetwadjieff, Cédric Gemy, Maciej Hanski, Riku Leino, Peter Linnell, Petr Vaněk, Andreas Vox and Thomas Zastrow.


  • ISBN: 978-0-9560780-0-1
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 229x152 mm
  • Binding: Perfect Bound


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