What are the best alternatives to Microsoft Publisher?

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    Lucidpress is an online eBook creator service. It offers a wide range of file uploading options and formats. Content is password-protected, your work can be translated into multiple languages, and it accepts PDF, MOBI, and HTML format files. 


    Free- Varies by plan

    Ai Dai
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "The templates are simply amazing!!! Very easy to edit and customize! I really love this product! Really the best alternative to Microsoft Publisher."
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    #2Adobe FrameMaker

    Adobe FrameMaker

    Adobe FrameMaker is a document processor designed for writing and editing large and complex documents. It was originally developed by Frame Technology Corporation and was brought by Adobe.



    $29.99- 1 month

    Douglas Nichols
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "I like that it allows me to create multiple types of help files/format from one document. It also is really good at handling large documents."
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    Scribus is a desktop publishing application using the Qt visual toolkit. It is designed for typesetting, layout, and preparation of files for image-setting equipment.




    Ernesto Francisco
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "I like this software as a whole and it is more affordable than other software but the image boxes do not have a caption function so I was a bit disappointed in that."
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    Pages is a free word processor that combines a clean interface with some advanced features. This a software for the general public, offering a full set of tools for both advanced and getting-started users.

    iOS, Mac


    Caroline Lin
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "This software is easy to work with UI, it also has many types of document examples but it is sad that it is only available on macOS devices and I wish that some features could be more visible."
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    #5Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software developed by Adobe Systems. It can publish content ideal for tablet devices in connection with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.


    Mac, Windows

    $20.99- varies by plan

    Víctor Balderas
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "The interface is kinda hard to familiarize, when I'm trying to select a text box or image box, it was hard to tell which one was selected."
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    #6Swift Publisher

    Swift Publisher

    Swift Publisher is a page layout and desktop publishing app for Mac. It provides all the things you need for creating documents such as flyers, brochures, catalogs, magazines, booklets, newsletters and many more.


    Web, Mac

    Free- varies by plan

    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "Perfect for people who know the basic, it is very easy to use and the templates Swift Publisher provides are extremely useful."
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    QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing software made for creating and editing page layouts. It runs on macOS and Windows. It was developed by Quark, Inc.



    Free- varies by plan

    Cheng Chang
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "I like the automation features such as master pages if you edit once and it will update everywhere however it keeps on crashing which is really disappointing."
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    Layup is a desktop publishing software application that creates interactive websites and landing pages without a sing line of code. It also helps you create digital magazines, articles, reports, and presentations.



    Free- varies by plan

    Benjamín Meléndez
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "I am liking this but it needs more features in my opinion."


Best What are the best alternatives to Microsoft Publisher
1LucidpressWebsites 1 Free
2Adobe FrameMakerSoftware 0 Paid
3ScribusSoftware 0 Free
4PagesApps 0 Free
5Adobe InDesignSoftware 0 Paid
6Swift PublisherApps 0 Free
7QuarkXPressSoftware 0 Free
8LayupSoftware 0 Free

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