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    Scribus

    Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

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    Canva

    Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: - blog graphics - presentations - Facebook covers - flyers - posters - invitations - and so much more

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    Microsoft Office Publisher

    Part of the Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Most of the essential InDesign functions are not there. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    QuarkXPress

    Computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. It runs on Mac OS X and Windows. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them. The most recent...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Lucidpress

    Lucidpress is a web-based design and layout application that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents. PERFECT FOR PRINT: We've eliminated the frustration of traditional layout tools -- easily create...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    iCalamus

    iCalamus is a multi-lingual, frame-oriented desktop publishing solution for Mac OS X.

    Commercial Mac

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    Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    Commercial Windows

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    Serif Pageplus

    PagePlus is the easy to use, all-in-one solution for professional desktop publishing, creative design, full PDF editing and quality print work. The intuitive interface and high-end output makes it the ideal choice for anyone from home...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
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    iStudio Publisher

    iStudio Publisher, the new page layout and design application for Mac OS X has arrived. Produce professional looking magazines, brochures, adverts, reports, newsletters, greetings cards and many other types of publications without...

    Commercial Mac

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    SpringPublisher

    SpringPublisher is a professional and easy to use desktop publishing software. With its included various templates and online template store, powerful multi-layer editor, detailed help-files, SpringPublisher enables you to design and...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Adobe FrameMaker

    A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents. Adobe FrameMaker software is a complete solution for authoring, enriching, managing, and publishing technical documentation. Author with...

    Commercial Windows

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    VivaDesigner

    VivaDesigner is the first high end typesetting and layout program in the world for both desktop and Web.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    MultiAd Creator

    MultiAd® Creator Professional version is the software for skilled layout artists. It combines premium page-layout capabilities with drawing, illustration and image manipulation tools. Newspaper production groups, agency creative...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Laidout

    Laidout is desktop publishing software, particularly for multipage, cut and folded booklets, with page sizes that don't even have to be rectangular. The whole page view can be rotated to any angle. Warping is implemented. Laidout...

    Open Source Linux

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    Desygner

    Desygner is an online and mobile design solution, which offers a simpler alternative to expensive and complicated design suites. The collaborative design tool allows anyone to create beautiful designs regardless of skill level.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Swift Publisher

    Swift Publisher is an excellent Macintosh page layout application for designing and printing colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures, letterheads, booklets, etc. A great selection of templates inspires your creativity and a variety of...

    Commercial Mac

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    PageStream

    Pagestream is a proprietary desktop publishing program for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Amiga. It was originally released under the name Publishing Partner in 1986.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS

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    RagTime

    RagTime is both a traditional Office and DTP layout application. Like an office application, RagTime contains a powerful word processor, a sophisticated spreadsheet, and a tool for slide shows. It supports picture handling and creates...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Because we use it everyday for office applications. We know more functions than any software used on occasional base. It is very powerfull stable software. The piont we are missing is more basic templates. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Passepartout

    Passepartout is a desktop publishing system that is based on the idea of automatic typesetting of streams of XML based text documents.The project was started back in 2002 to facilitate a particular task — creating a newspaper. These...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The last update was released on August 5th, 2007.
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    DesignBold

    DesignBold is an online graphic design tool that aims to empower everyone from everywhere to create stunning designs for web use and for print, such as social media imagery, presentations, Facebook ads, flyers, banners, invitations...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Project ROME

    Project ROME is an all-in-one content creation and publishing application that lets virtually anyone at work, home or school inject the power of graphics, photos, text, video, audio and animation into everyday projects. From printed...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

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    • Discontinued The commercial version of Project ROME will remain free to the public via Adobe Labs. No additional Project ROME software updates are planned.
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    Layup

    Layup is your technical partner, and preferred tool, while creating unique experiences on the web. Web design is now in the hands of the designer. Creatives are free to be independant from developers, with a new design tool, new...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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    Outfit

    Outfit is a brand management platform for large organisations. Transform your company’s style guide into a set of flexible repurposable templates and empower your team to produce more marketing material in less time, without...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Corel Ventura

    Corel Ventura is found primarily in business publishing and excels at long document publishing. XML Import, Publish to PDF, Table Tags, Prepress/Preflight options, and Bitmap effects were some of the enhancements to the software.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corel_Ventura
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    imPRESSion

    imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite are affordable desktop publishing applications that combine powerful vector graphics drawing with a range of text handling functions.

    Commercial Windows

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  • LumaPix FotoFusion icon

    LumaPix FotoFusion

    Enhanced edition designed for digital enthusiasts and scrapbookers with powerful tools to easily create senior portraits, scrapbooks, collages and more. Extreme edition designed for pro photographers & studios to create...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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