Alternatives to Microsoft Office Publisher for all platforms with any license

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  • Scribus icon

    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

    • Scribus gives full control over the DTP process
      wyrazikNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Adobe InDesign icon

    Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Swift Publisher icon

    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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    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

    • It's much more modern than Publisher. Love it for my small business!
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Serif Pageplus icon

    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

    • 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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    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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    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

  • Adobe FrameMaker icon

    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

  • GrafX Creative Studio icon

    GrafX Creative Studio

    With Grafx Creative Studio, you can create professional business cards, brochures, letterhead, folders, logo designs, portfolio, small animations and much more. Grafx Creative Studio includes pre-designed shapes that are easy to use...

    Commercial Windows

  • PageStream icon

    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

  • SpringPublisher icon

    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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    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

  • PrintMaster

    Make your own photo greeting cards, menus, invitations, labels, scrapbook pages, family trees, brochures, business cards, newsletters, letterhead, and more. PrintMaster Software for PC and Mac.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Passepartout icon

    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

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

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

    Commercial Mac

  • VivaDesigner icon

    VivaDesigner

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • MultiAd Creator icon

    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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    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

    • 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

  • Laidout icon

    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

  • PageFocus Draw icon

    PageFocus Draw

    This is an easy-to-use, and yet powerful desktop publishing program. It contains a broad range of tools for meeting your publishing requirements. Use it for creative drawing, document, newsletter, brochure, flyer, and ID card. Design...

    Commercial Windows

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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

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

Microsoft Office Publisher Comments

Publisher probably isn't the best software out there for do ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Microsoft Office Publisher Jun 2011

Publisher probably isn't the best software out there for doing... whatever you call what Publisher does. However, it's simple and it works for me. Adobe InDesign made my head hurt. :P

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Good enough for the average user like myself. It offers mor ...

Comment by BrianG
about Microsoft Office Publisher Jun 2011

Good enough for the average user like myself. It offers more flexibility than Word, and its familiar interface makes it easy to learn if you a Office user.

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