Microsoft Office Publisher Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Office Publisher is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Scribus, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Publisher and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Office Publisher are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Laidout (Free, Open Source), VivaDesigner (Paid) and PageStream (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 4, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think Scribus is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Publisher.
      wyrazik Scribus gives full control over the DTP process
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      It is probably more easy to use
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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.
    4. This economically priced high end DTP program is extremely powerful and still very easy to use. With its innovative concepts, you can decisively improve your working processes and document management.
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      Pagestream is a proprietary desktop publishing program for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Amiga. It was originally released under the name Publishing Partner in 1986.

    5. 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.


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

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    6. Pagination lets you connect data from any source with custom InDesign layouts, and automatically create beautiful catalogs and price lists.
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