Scribus is a desktop publishing program with a wide range of uses from animated PDF creation to desktop publishing, and is considered a genuine alternative to InDesign. It is free software available on nearly every major operating system. Its Adobe alternative is InDesign.

For more information visit Scribus website.

You can access this software online with UConn AnyWare .
*Due to licensing constraints, University affiliates and emeriti cannot download software, but they can access it on UConn AnyWare.

Support Documentation

Scribus Wiki:

Video Tutorial:


To be eligible for this software, you must meet one requirement, noted in green, per category.


  • Faculty Member
  • Staff Member
  • Student
  • *Emeritus
  • *University Affiliates


  • Storrs Campus
  • Regional Campuses
  • UConn Health


  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
  • Administrative


  • Personal Devices
  • University Owned Devices

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