Scribus – Ghostscript is missing

This blog post tells you how to solve the ‘Ghostcript is missing’ error message.

I had just installed Scribus and when running the DTP software for the first time, I saw the error:

Ghostscript is missing

Ghostscript is not installed on your system, or Scribus is not configured with the path to the software.

An edited screenshot about Ghostscript

Warning: These instructions are for Windows users and you run any software at your own risk.

How to install Ghostscript for Scribus:

  1. Close Scribus software.
  2. Visit
  3. Click on Ghostscript (not PCL, XPS or PDL).
  4. Then click on either the 32-bit or 64-bit download release you require.
  5. Install the software and reboot your computer.
  6. Then run the Scribus software.

This solved the problem for me and I didn’t see the error again.

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