Alternatives to Scribus for all platforms with any license

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  • 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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Beamium icon

    Beamium

    Beamium makes it possible to present and share documents from browser to browser live. Simply upload your document with one click and...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • Lucidpress icon

    Lucidpress

    Lucidpress is a web-based design and layout application that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • QuarkXPress icon

    QuarkXPress

    Computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. It runs on Mac OS X and Windows. It was...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Serif Pageplus icon

    Serif Pageplus Discontinued

    PagePlus is the easy to use, all-in-one solution for professional desktop publishing, creative design, full PDF editing and quality...

    Freemium Windows

  • SpringPublisher icon

    SpringPublisher Warning

    SpringPublisher is a professional and easy to use desktop publishing software. With its included various templates and online template...

    Free Personal 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • Corel Ventura icon

    Corel Ventura Discontinued

    Corel Ventura is found primarily in business publishing and excels at long document publishing. XML Import, Publish to PDF, Table...

    Commercial Windows

  • Swift Publisher icon

    Swift Publisher

    Swift Publisher is an excellent Macintosh page layout application for designing and printing colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures...

    Commercial Mac

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  • PrintMaster

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • PageStream icon

    PageStream

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS

  • RagTime icon

    RagTime

    RagTime is both a traditional Office and DTP layout application. Like an office application, RagTime contains a powerful word...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Passepartout icon

    Passepartout Discontinued

    Passepartout is a desktop publishing system that is based on the idea of automatic typesetting of streams of XML based text...

    Open Source Linux

  • Laidout icon

    Laidout

    Laidout is desktop publishing software, particularly for multipage, cut and folded booklets, with page sizes that don't even have...

    Open Source Linux

  • Layup icon

    Layup

    Layup is your technical partner, and preferred tool, while creating unique experiences on the web. Web design is now in the hands of...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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  • iCalamus icon

    iCalamus

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

    Commercial Mac

  • PDFrizator icon

    PDFrizator

    PDFrizator is a Freeware tool to create PDF presentations, with the possibility to setup the PDF page transition effect, page advance...

    Free Windows

  • MultiAd Creator icon

    MultiAd Creator

    MultiAd® Creator Professional version is the software for skilled layout artists. It combines premium page-layout capabilities...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • imPRESSion icon

    imPRESSion

    imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite are affordable desktop publishing applications that combine powerful vector graphics drawing with a...

    Commercial Windows

Scribus Comments

Pro

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?

tks

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Esencial

Comment by monk
about Scribus Nov 2014

Esencial para una edición libre de cualquier tipo libro.

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Installing Scribus on Haiku

Comment by Venom88
about Scribus and Haiku May 2013

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

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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.

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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.

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