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Microsoft 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, Laidout, VivaDesigner and PageStream.

Microsoft Office Publisher alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Word Processors or Digital Painting Tools. 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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    Scribus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsScribus supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PortableScribus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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. 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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS

    Pagestream is a proprietary desktop publishing program for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Amiga. It was originally released under the name Publishing Partner in 1986.

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    Passepartout

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    pagination.com

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

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

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