Getting Started With Scribus

Scribus is a free professional-quality desktop publishing tool. Scribus is easy to use and supports professional publishing features such as color separations, CMYK and spot colors, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.

Just getting started? We’ve complied some basic Scribus tips, tutorials and videos below:

How To Begin Working On A Project

  • Click “File” > “New.”
  • You will see a dialog box pop-up. This is where you can set your page size, margin guides, etc…
  • Click “OK” to view your first blank page in Scribus.
  • Before you start, you need to select the appropriate color palette for the project. Make sure that no other documents are open. Click “Edit” > “Colors.” The default color palette is called “Scribus Basic.”
  • You can select your palette under “Current Color Sets” in “Edit Colors.”
  • For a helpful step-by-step guide to using Scribus click here

Free Scribus Software Learning Resources

  • Video Tutorial Series

    Master the basics and more with this 8-part video tutorial series.