Scribus

Scribus

You don’t need a pricey suite of software to turn out professional-looking documents to represent your business.  If you are motivated and reasonably artistic, you can use Scribus, a powerful open source desktop publishing program freely available to everybody, to design flyers, brochures, and more for your farm or other enterprise.

Scribus was developed to produce print-ready PDFs.  It combines all of the tools you need to make sure that what you see is what you get, whether the finished product goes on your website or to a print-on-demand service.

This program is quite powerful.  Every aspect is fully customizable, but this means that there’s quite a bit you’ll have to learn to make the most of Scribus.  It comes with an excellent built-in manual, and online tutorials are also available to make the learning process smoother.

Combine this tool with a word processor and some good photo-editing software, and you’ll be designing like a pro in no time.

Despite its incredible capabilities, Scribus can fit into every budget—it’s free!

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.