How to Add a Template to Scribus

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Templates helps provide uniformity to multi-page documents. They can be used for a few pages, or you can build every page of your document around a template. And templates can also save you time, taking out the monotony of entering repetitive data into your documents. If you're working on a document in Scribus, the open source document publishing tool, you can use templates to assemble your documents.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch Scribus -- download and install a free copy of the program, if you don't have it already (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Select a layout from the "Document Layout" list, when the "New Document" window loads, or click on the "Open Existing Project" tab to load one of your projects -- then click "OK."

  3. 3

    Click on Scribus' "Edit" heading, and then select the "Master Pages" option from the Edit menu. Click on the "Import master pages from another document" option when the "Edit Master Pages" menu appears.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Change" button in the "Import Master Page" menu. Locate your Scribus template file, using the file explorer window that pops up. Click on the "Import" button to load your template.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Page" heading, and then select the "Apply Master Page" option from the Page menu.

  6. 6

    Select where you'd like your template inserted, using the options in the Apply Master Page menu. You can insert the template into the current page, odd pages, even pages, all pages, or you can specify a page rage with the two fields at the bottom of the menu.

  7. 7

    Click "OK" to apply your template.

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