Scribus can be used for many tasks; from brochure design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation. It has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents, can be recovered with a simple text editor.
Scribus saves documents in their native format *.sla. Supported export to PDF and image formats (svg, eps, png, jpg, bmp and others).
Installation into Linux Mint:
from the ubuntu repository
sudo apt-get install scribus
If you want to use the latest version of the program (not from the ubuntu repos), use the repository from the OFFICIAL PAGE.