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  • 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...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Microsoft Office Publisher icon

    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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  • QuarkXPress icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac 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...

    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.
  • SpringPublisher icon


    SpringPublisher is a professional and easy to use desktop publishing software. With its included various templates and online template store, powerful multi-layer...

    Free Personal 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...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued
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    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

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  • PrintMaster

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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Scribus Comments


Comment by pascalgandolfo
about Scribus May 2016

Does a pro use it?
I use to work with indesign and i'm looking around the free solution...Does this software is stable and with functionnalyties like indesign?




Comment by monk
about Scribus Nov 2014

Esencial para una edición libre de cualquier tipo libro.


Installing Scribus on Haiku

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Scribus and Haiku May 2013

The official Scribus team made a page on their wiki about Installing Scribus on Haiku.


Pretty good. I installed Scribus Win32 on several personal ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Scribus Jun 2011

Pretty good. I installed Scribus Win32 on several personal computers, and it has been quite stable, and does what I need it to do. Best of all, it's open source, and modestly supported. I like QuarkXPress, since I have been using it for over a decade, but man... That price tag just kills me.


It's an excellent program, though I think if it came with f ...

Comment by Reprotected
about Scribus Jun 2011

It's an excellent program, though I think if it came with free professional templates catagorized, it would be a great software for students who use Microsoft Publisher to get their crappy templates.