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The following is a list of major desktop publishing
Desktop publishing
Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal computer.The term has been used for publishing at all levels, from small-circulation documents such as local newsletters to books, magazines and newspapers...

 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
VersionTracker
VersionTracker was a website that tracked software releases. It began as a Mac OS software tracker, eventually expanding into Mac OS X, iPhone, Microsoft Windows and Palm OS software....

 and Tucows
Tucows
Tucows was formed in Flint, Michigan, USA in 1993. It incorporated in Pennsylvania and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...

.

Free / Open-source

  • Scribus
    Scribus
    Scribus is a desktop publishing application, released under the GNU General Public License as free software. It is based on the free Qt toolkit, therefore native versions are available for Linux, Unix-like operating systems, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and OS/2...

  • Passepartout (for the X Window System
    X Window System
    The X window system is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interfaces and rich input device capability for networked computers...

    )
  • LyX
    LyX
    LyX is a document processor following the self-coined "what you see is what you mean" paradigm , as opposed to the WYSIWYG ideas used by word processors...

  • Fatpaint
    Fatpaint
    Fatpaint is a free, online graphic design and desktop publishing software and image editor, with integrated tools for creating page layout, painting, coloring and editing pictures and photos, drawing vector images, using dingbat vector clipart, writing rich text, creating ray traced 3D text logos,...

     (Cloud-based)

Proprietary

  • Adobe InDesign
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe InDesign is a software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite InDesign can publish content suitable for tablet devices...

  • Adobe PageMaker
    Adobe PageMaker
    PageMaker was one of the first desktop publishing programs, introduced in 1985 by Aldus Corporation, initially for the then-new Apple Macintosh and in 1987 for PCs running Windows 1.0....

    , was Aldus Pagemaker; supplanted by InDesign
  • Corel Draw
  • QuarkXPress
    QuarkXPress
    QuarkXPress is a 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...

  • FlippingBook – software for creating online publications, magazines, photo albums and flip books with the real page turning effect.
  • FrameMaker
    FrameMaker
    Adobe FrameMaker is a document processor for the production and manipulation of large structured documents. It is produced by Adobe Systems. Although FrameMaker has evolved slowly in recent years, it maintains a strong following among professional technical writers.- Overview :FrameMaker has more...

    , now owned by Adobe
    Adobe Systems
    Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American computer software company founded in 1982 and headquartered in San Jose, California, United States...

  • Greenstreet Publisher Home and Publisher Business
  • InPage
    InPage
    InPage is a page layout software for languages such as Urdu, Persian, Pashto and Arabic under Windows which was first developed in 1994. It is primarily used for creating pages in the language of Urdu, using the Nasta`līq style of Arabic script...

     - DTP which works with English + Urdu, Arabic, Persian
    Persian language
    Persian is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and countries which historically came under Persian influence...

    , Pashto etc.
  • Interleaf
    Interleaf
    Founded in 1981, Interleaf was a company that created software products for the technical publishing creation and distribution process. Its initial product was the first commercial document processor that integrated text and graphics editing, producing WYSIWYG output at near-typeset quality...

    /QuickSilver
  • iStudio Publisher
    IStudio Publisher
    iStudio Publisher is a desktop publishing application developed by c:four.iStudio Publisher 1.0 was released on 6 January 2009 at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco....

     - Desktop publishing and design software for Mac OS X
    Mac OS X
    Mac OS X is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. Since 2002, has been included with all new Macintosh computer systems...

  • Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. It is an entry-level application, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing...

  • Microsoft Word 2008
    Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
    Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Mac OS X. It supersedes Office 2004 for Mac and is the Mac OS X equivalent of Office 2007. Office 2008 was developed by Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit and released on January 15, 2008...

     - This Word release contains a DTP mode
  • Ovation for RISC OS
    RISC OS
    RISC OS is a computer operating system originally developed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge, England for their range of desktop computers, based on their own ARM architecture. First released in 1987, under the name Arthur, the subsequent iteration was renamed as in 1988...

  • Pages
    Pages
    Pages is a word processor and page layout application developed by Apple. It is part of the iWork productivity suite and runs on the Mac OS X & iOS operating systems. The first version of Pages was announced on January 11, 2005, and was released one month later. The most recent Macintosh version,...

    , by Apple, Inc.
  • PageStream
    PageStream
    PageStream is a desktop publishing software package by Grasshopper LLC , currently available for a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Amiga...

    , formerly known as Publishing Partner
  • Prefis BookMachine - Early 80s Publishing software that ran on the Apricot PC/Xi - output in CORA to Linotron 202.
  • Prince XML
    Prince XML
    Prince is a proprietary software program that converts XML and HTML documents into PDF files by applying Cascading Style Sheets . It is developed by YesLogic, a small company based in Melbourne, Australia.-History:...

    , by YesLogic
  • Print Shop
    The Print Shop
    The Print Shop is a basic desktop publishing software package developed in the early 1980s by Brøderbund. It was unique in that it provided libraries of clip-art and templates through a simple interface to build signs, posters and banners with household dot-matrix printers...

    , originally produced by Broderbund
  • RagTime
    RagTime (computer program)
    RagTime is a computer program primarily used for desktop publishing. The software combines spreadsheet features with word processing and embedded multimedia....

  • Serif PagePlus
    PagePlus
    PagePlus is a desktop publishing program developed by Serif. The first version was released in 1991 as the first commercial sub-£100 DTP package for Microsoft Windows...

  • SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite
    SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite
    SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite is a plug-in, which adds full-functional support of SVG images to Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Because of the fact, that Adobe's SVG support is limited , it is possible to work with SVG directly only in Adobe Illustrator...

     is a plug-in, which adds support of SVG files to Adobe InDesign
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe InDesign is a software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite InDesign can publish content suitable for tablet devices...

  • Ventura Publisher, now owned by Corel
    Corel
    Corel Corporation from the abbreviation is a computer software company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, that specializes in graphics processing, similar to Adobe Systems...

     and originally developed by Ventura Software
  • UltraXML
    UltraXML
    UltraXML is a WYSIWYG XML dynamic desktop publishing solution that can be used for complex document creation requiring high level of typographical controls....

    , XML Dynamic Publishing Solution
  • Print MIS, Solution provider for the printing industry
  • Business Builder for Print, Business management software for the print industry.
  • Easy Flyer Creator - Easy to use Desktop Publishing Software with built in templates for various industries
  • SpringPublisher - Free and professional Desktop Publishing Software that lets you to print and design flyer, postcard, business card in minutes.

Historical

  • Prefis BookMachine - Early 80s Publishing software that ran on the Apricot PC/Xi - output in CORA to Linotron 202
  • 1st Press Desktop Publishing Software, GST Software
  • 1st Word Publisher, GST Software
  • AcornDTP - for RISC OS
    RISC OS
    RISC OS is a computer operating system originally developed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge, England for their range of desktop computers, based on their own ARM architecture. First released in 1987, under the name Arthur, the subsequent iteration was renamed as in 1988...

  • Adobe HomePublisher
  • Aldus Personal Press, was Silicon Beach Software's Personal Press
  • AppleWorks
    AppleWorks
    AppleWorks refers to two different office suite products, both of which are now discontinued. Originally, AppleWorks was an integrated software package for the Apple II platform, released in 1984 by Apple Computer...

     for Mac
    Macintosh
    The Macintosh , or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The first Macintosh was introduced by Apple's then-chairman Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a...

     and Windows
  • Calamus
    Calamus (DTP)
    Calamus is a desktop publishing application, built for Atari computer. The first version was released on July 1st, 1987 by the former German software company DMC GmbH...

     - for the Atari TT030
    Atari TT030
    -History:Atari Corporation realized that to remain competitive, they needed to begin taking steps to exploit the power offered by other processors in the Motorola 68000 series. At that time, the best option was the 68020. It was the first true "thirty-two bit bus/thirty-two bit instruction" chip...

  • Canon Publisher, Canon
  • Compuworks Publisher
  • Express Publisher, Power Up Software
  • Finesse, Logitech Inc.
  • Fuji Publisher
  • GEM Desktop Publisher, Digital Research Inc.
  • geoPublish
    GeoPublish
    geoPublish was a desktop publishing program designed by Berkeley Softworks for the GEOS environment on the Commodore 64. Though not as sophisticated as contemporary counterparts such as Adobe InDesign, geoPublish was capable of outputting PostScript page descriptions to laser printers and was used...

     - for the Commodore 64
    Commodore 64
    The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer introduced by Commodore International in January 1982.Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$595...

  • Page Builder, CSI Publishing
  • PFS: First Publisher, Software Publishing Co.
  • Pressworks, GST Software
  • Home Publisher - for the Apple II
    Apple II
    The Apple II is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer and introduced in 1977...

  • IMSI TurboPublisher
  • Legend, NBI
  • Macmillan Publisher
  • Media Graphics Publishers Paradise
  • Media Graphics Page Express
  • Micro Vision Publisher
  • The Newsroom, Springboard Software, for the Apple II
    Apple II
    The Apple II is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer and introduced in 1977...

  • The Office Publisher, Laser Friendly
  • PageMagic and Page Magic Gold, NEBS
  • Personal Soft Publications
  • Pressworks, GSP
  • Pro Page - for the Amiga
    Amiga
    The Amiga is a family of personal computers that was sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. The first model was launched in 1985 as a high-end home computer and became popular for its graphical, audio and multi-tasking abilities...

  • Pushbutton Desktop Publisher
  • Timeworks Publisher
    Timeworks Publisher
    Timeworks Publisher was a desktop publishing program produced by GST Software in the United Kingdom.It is notable as the first affordable DTP program. In appearance and operation, it was a Ventura Publisher clone, but it was possible to run it on a computer without a hard disk...

  • Timeworks Publish-It! Easy for the Mac
  • TJ-2
    TJ-2
    TJ-2 was published by Peter Samson in May 1963 and is thought to be the first page layout program. Although it lacks page numbering, page headers and footers, TJ-2 is the first word processor to provide a number of essential typographic alignment and automatic typesetting features:*Columnation,...

     - for the PDP-1
    PDP-1
    The PDP-1 was the first computer in Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP series and was first produced in 1960. It is famous for being the computer most important in the creation of hacker culture at MIT, BBN and elsewhere...

  • Softkey Publisher
  • Springboard Publisher, Springboard Software
  • Sybex Page Publisher
  • VCI Pro Publisher
  • Corel Draw

See also

  • Desktop publishing
    Desktop publishing
    Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal computer.The term has been used for publishing at all levels, from small-circulation documents such as local newsletters to books, magazines and newspapers...

  • Comparison of desktop publishing software
    Comparison of desktop publishing software
    The following is a comparison of major desktop publishing software.The comparison only discusses notable software in this field.-General Information:...

  • Web-to-print

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