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Scribus is described as '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' and is a very popular desktop publisher in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Scribus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Adobe Acrobat DC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pages or sK1. Other great apps like Scribus are Affinity Publisher, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Publisher and QuarkXPress.

Scribus alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Word Processors or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Scribus.
This page was last updated Mar 16, 2022
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Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability...

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  1. Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

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  2. From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.

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    Most users think Affinity Publisher is a great alternative to Scribus.


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    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.

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    Most users think Adobe InDesign is a great alternative to Scribus.
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    InDesign has tonnes of features to create beautiful looking flyers, resumes, menus, you name it. Kind of expensive though.

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  4. 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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    Most users think Pages is a great alternative to Scribus.
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    sK1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

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    Scribus is used for desktop pushing/page layout. sK1 is used for making/editing vector graphics

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    Microsoft Office Publisher

    • Windows

    Microsoft Publisher, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house.

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    Some users think Microsoft Office Publisher is a great alternative to Scribus, some don't.
  7. 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.

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    Modest resource requirements, versatile and compatible export options.

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    Lucidpress

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

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

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  9. A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents.

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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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