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Open Source QuarkXPress Alternatives

The best open source alternative to QuarkXPress is Scribus. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to QuarkXPress and three of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to QuarkXPress are Laidout and Passepartout.

QuarkXPress alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of QuarkXPress.
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    Scribus

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    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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    Almost everyone thinks Scribus is a great alternative to QuarkXPress.
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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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    Passepartout

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    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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