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The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.5.1, which is another major step onto the next stable version 1.6.0.
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The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of the development candidate Scribus 1.5.1, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0.
  
 
An instantly visible improvement is a new and modern icon set, which almost exclusively uses greyscale variants. The Scribus Team takes a bow to Dezso Markon for his wonderful artwork.
 
An instantly visible improvement is a new and modern icon set, which almost exclusively uses greyscale variants. The Scribus Team takes a bow to Dezso Markon for his wonderful artwork.
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* Two oft-requested text import filters have finally made their way into Scribus, namely RTF and DOCX;
 
* Two oft-requested text import filters have finally made their way into Scribus, namely RTF and DOCX;
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* Scribus 1.5.1 enables applying a background color for selected text and also offers this option for character and paragraph styles;
  
 
* An initial version of an import filter for FreeHand files has been added;
 
* An initial version of an import filter for FreeHand files has been added;
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* The font embedding code, as well as the related user interface, has been completely rewritten;
 
* The font embedding code, as well as the related user interface, has been completely rewritten;
  
* The Resource Manager for online resources provides a new option to show the licence for the respective resource before downloading;
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* The Resource Manager for online resources provides a new option to show the licence for the respective resource before downloading.
 
 
* HiRes display under Mac OS X is now being supported;
 
  
  
 
In addition, Scribus 1.5.1 includes countless bugfixes, most of which are related to newly introduced features in 1.5.0.
 
In addition, Scribus 1.5.1 includes countless bugfixes, most of which are related to newly introduced features in 1.5.0.

Revision as of 07:07, 5 January 2016

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of the development candidate Scribus 1.5.1, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0.

An instantly visible improvement is a new and modern icon set, which almost exclusively uses greyscale variants. The Scribus Team takes a bow to Dezso Markon for his wonderful artwork.

Scribus 1.5.1 also provides some exciting new features, the most important of which are:

  • Support for the CIE L*a*b* and CIE HLC color models, which are also available in the color editor;
  • Support for SwatchBooker's SBZ file format, which means, among others, that all color palettes from the Open Colour Systems Collection (http://dtpstudio.de/downloads/OCSC_1_0.zip) can be used inside Scribus with their original colour model (CIE L*a*b*) intact;
  • The import filter for XPress Tags is finally working as expected (some minor glitches notwithstanding) and has been tested with XTG files from XPress 3 to 2015;
  • Two oft-requested text import filters have finally made their way into Scribus, namely RTF and DOCX;
  • Scribus 1.5.1 enables applying a background color for selected text and also offers this option for character and paragraph styles;
  • An initial version of an import filter for FreeHand files has been added;
  • The font embedding code, as well as the related user interface, has been completely rewritten;
  • The Resource Manager for online resources provides a new option to show the licence for the respective resource before downloading.


In addition, Scribus 1.5.1 includes countless bugfixes, most of which are related to newly introduced features in 1.5.0.