List of desktop publishing software

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The following is a list of major desktop publishing software. A wide range of related software tools exist in this field including many plug-ins and tools related to the applications listed below.

Several software directories provide more comprehensive listings of desktop publishing software, including VersionTracker and Tucows.

Free software[edit]

This section lists free software which does desktop publishing. All of these are required to be open-source. While not required, the software listed in this section is available free of charge. (In principle, in rare cases, free software is sold without being distributed over the Internet.)

Desktop publishing software for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems[edit]

  • LibreOffice Draw[1] and LibreOffice Writer[1] for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSDs and others
  • LyX for Windows, MacOS, Linux, UNIX, OS/2 and Haiku, based on the LaTeX typesetting system, initial release in 1995
  • Scribus for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, Unix, Haiku, OS/2, based on the free Qt toolkit, initial release in 2003

Online desktop publishing software[edit]


Desktop publishing software for Windows[edit]

Desktop publishing software for macOS[edit]

Online desktop publishing software[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Create great flyers, newsletters, brochures, and more with open source software".

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