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How to install your template

  1. Move the unzipped template folder to the share\templates folder of your Scribus Program Files. For example in Windows, you would go to:
    C:\Program Files\Scribus {ver.}\share\templates
    If you prefer to install the template only for a specific user, move the template folder to: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Scribus\templates
  2. Open Scribus. In the Menu bar, Select File > New From Template (or use Ctrl+Alt+N).
  3. Select the template and click Ok. That’s it! You’re set for the stars!
NOTE: I would like to add paths/instructions for other Operating Systems. Let me know what works for you and I’ll add that here. Thank you!


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The license defines how authors should be credited:

[Name of the author, title, date of the work. When applicable, names of authors of the common work and, if possible, where to find the originals].
Copyleft: This is a free work, you can copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the Free Art License

These mentions have to be affixed on your final design (print & digital) and be humanly readable.

That’s it! We do not want to overcomplicate things and do not ask for any other requirements. Ease of use is important to us as is legal clarity. It’s all about spreading our 💕 for Scribus around: if you’re doing that, you’re doing good!


We believe that the above will work for most users. We understand however that crediting may not be feasible or appropriate in some cases, for example, family use, freelancing, etc. In such cases, the Attribution requirement can be waived subject to one of the following condition:

  • The template user sends pictures of the final output
  • The template user contributes to the repository by submitting a new template


  1. Hey there, so far the manger and the crimson -simple templates appear to be corrupted ...

    1. Hello! Thanks for the feedback. I've checked the files and both markups (template.xml) were not correctly updated... The issue has been corrected. Could you kindly confirm that you can now open the templates?

  2. Worked for me. Thanks for the update!

    1. Hopefully this will all be automatized in the near future! 😉


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