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

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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 perfect document in the works.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • 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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  • 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 share it immediatly via ID or link with your listeners. No installations or screensharing. Simple...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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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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    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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  • 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

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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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    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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    • Warning installs potential malware
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Corel Ventura icon

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

    No features added Add a feature
  • RagTime icon

    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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  • 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

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

    iCalamus

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

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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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  • imPRESSion icon

    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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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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