[Scribus] ANNOUNCE Scribus 1.2 Released

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Sat Aug 28 15:33:59 CEST 2004

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.2 - Open 
Source Desktop Publishing. The 1.2 release is the culmination of over 1 year 
of hard work since last year's 1.0 release. The Scribus team urges all users 
and distros to use this latest release.

The Scribus Team is also proud to announce the first commercial implementation 
of Scribus for commercial newspaper production. Last month, the premier issue 
of Twin Tier Times, a US weekly newspaper was launched using a production 
workflow centered on Scribus and other Open Source applications including 
GIMP 2.0, Inkscape and others.

Among the major changes and features in 1.2 since the release of Version 1.0:

 * A new EPS/PS importer, which can import EPS and PS files as vector or 
postscript outlines, which can then be edited as native Scribus objects.
 * A dedicated documentation site, http://docs.scribus.net has been 
implemented. There are French and German translations in progress.
 * Over 800 bug reports and user feature requests have been squashed.
 * Scribus now features a New from/ Save as Template plug-in, which enables 
end users to quickly generate preformatted documents. This is useful for both 
first time users, as well as experts.
 * The Scribus GUI is now translated into 27 languages.
 * Scribus 1.2 features new print previewer which has the ability to render 
CMYK separations on screen, transparency, UCR (Under Color Removal) to give 
users a true postscript generated preview of the page.
* A new table feature to create basic tables within Scribus.
 * Many enhancements to text frames including multi-columned text, baseline 
grids, new contour options, tabs and drop caps.
  * Several new plug-ins for exporting documents as images, as well as special 
typography plug-ins for Czech, French and other languages.

Scribus was chosen by Trolltech as one of their "Cool Applications". We on the 
Scribus Team are honored to be recognized as such and appreciate the 

The Scribus Team will present the first public demo at KDE Community World 
Summit 2004 "aKademy" 21-29 August, 2004 Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart Region), 


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