Scribus Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Scribus is a free and open-source desktop publishing application that is designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Scribus from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Scribus Silently

Scribus 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/
  2. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the EXE files to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: scribus-x.y.z-windows.exe /S
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Scribus Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Scribus (32-bit)
Vendor:The Scribus Team
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)scribus-x.y.z-windows.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit OS)"%ProgramFiles%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit OS)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/

Scribus 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/
  2. Select the Windows 64-bit Installer
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the EXE files to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: scribus-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /S
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Scribus Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Scribus (64-bit)
Vendor:The Scribus Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)scribus-x.y.z-windows-x64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website.


How to Uninstall Scribus Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Scribus 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S

Scribus 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S

Scribus 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Scribus x.y.z\uninst.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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