What’s the best alternative for Microsoft Publisher?

Ml Dtrch May 31, 2013

Is there an substitute for Microsoft Publisher. I used it all the time, recently purchased the Microsoft Office Suite and after I installed it realized that Publisher Is NOT part of the package. Thanks for any suggestions.

  1. Mohd Ali
    June 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Open office s my choice. Used it for quite sometime & have no complaints.

  2. Paul Pruitt
    June 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    When I was a computer design person 15 years ago it was Adobe PageMaker and QuarkXPress. They are still around so they might be worth looking at.

  3. Steven Groves
    June 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I will sometimes use Open Office, which is a great alternative to Office completely.

  4. Chinmay Sarupria
    June 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Similar question has been asked on MakeUseOf

  5. Prashanth Singh Rathore
    June 1, 2013 at 6:45 am



    Apache OpenOffice

    Adobe InDesign

    are some alternative to Microsoft Publisher

  6. macwitty
    June 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

    If you look for a free layout program I will say Scribus. http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

    Besides the program itself, it is also good that it can be used on Linux, BSD UNIX, GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows desktops. You will in other word be able to work together with people with other OS, or someone will be eble to editing you file later. That's otherwise one problem with Publisher - it can only be used on Windows

  7. Rajaa Chowdhury
    June 1, 2013 at 12:25 am
  8. Oron Joffe
    May 31, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Serif Page Plus is an excellent and easy-to-use page layout package, with templates for brochures, cards etc, which makes it the most similar to MS Publisher (but Page Plus is much more flexible and sophisticated). There is a free "SE" version, which is limited in a number of ways, including the size of documents you can create.
    A second option is Scribus, which is a free open-source layout package. It is an fully fledged product, far more sophisticated than either MS Publisher or PagePlus, but also much more difficult to learn.
    There are other commercial page layout programs (e.g. Adobe InDesign), but they are expensive and not really comparable to Publisher either price-wise or in features.

  9. Alan Wade
    May 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The 'BEST' alternative is the program that works for you!
    Here are four alternatives to Publisher

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      June 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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