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Free Microsoft Publisher Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Office Publisher is Scribus, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Publisher and ten of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Office Publisher are LibreOffice - Draw, Pages, Marq (formerly Lucidpress) and Laidout.

Microsoft Office Publisher alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Word Processors or Diagram Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Publisher.
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  1. Scribus icon

    Scribus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    27 alternatives to 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 PDF presentations and forms.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsScribus supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PortableScribus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Scribus is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Publisher.
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    Scribus gives full control over the DTP process

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    It is probably more easy to use

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  2. LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    89 alternatives to LibreOffice - Draw 

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    7.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. Pages icon

    Pages

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    80 alternatives to Pages 

    Pages is a powerful word processor that lets you create stunning documents, and comes included with most Apple devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team can work together from anywhere, whether they’re on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or using a PC.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Pages simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Most users think Pages is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Publisher.
    Guest

    Because nowadays is free and it has lots of similar features to Publisher!

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    Marq (formerly Lucidpress)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    52 alternatives to Marq (formerly Lucidpress) 

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

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    according to the description of what it can do, it might make my life a lot easier

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    It's much more modern than Publisher. Love it for my small business!

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    Laidout

    16 alternatives to 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.

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    Growly Write

    71 alternatives to Growly Write 

    It’s a word processor, not a nuclear reactor Perhaps the word processor you’ve been using has 100 times more features than you need. Or it won’t work the way you want it to — too many views or too few, and nothing makes any sense.

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    Layup

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    19 alternatives to 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 advanced features and a sophisticated HTML5 output...

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    Guest

    Provides the best pre made themes

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    Passepartout

    16 alternatives to 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 days the project is somewhat dormant.

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    Discontinued

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

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    365Layouts.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    41 alternatives to 365Layouts.com 

    365Layouts is building an online drag and drop design platform to help small business owners create advertising materials with our free design templates.

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  10. Omegadoc Designer icon

    Omegadoc Designer

    16 alternatives to Omegadoc Designer 

    A DTP app that stands out with: 1 - One click export of fixed-layout eBooks in two popular formats: EPUB3 and Amazon KF8 (Mobi) formats. 2 - Styling modeled after CSS3. 3 - Superior multiple-page viewing capability. 4. Intuitive and easy to use UI.

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