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Will there ever be a LibreOffice equivalent to MS Publisher?

asked 2017-10-12 17:22:16 +0200

Dave Brzeski gravatar image

It's the one part of the MS Office family that I could really use occasionally, but not to the extent that I can afford to buy it. Will LibreOffice ever extend to cover this, or is there already a recommended Open Source app that is compatible with MS Publisher files?

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answered 2017-10-13 01:15:32 +0200

peterwt gravatar image

From LO version 4 a .pub MS Publisher file will open in LO Draw. Draw is the nearest equivalent to Publisher in the LO suite. You cannot however save a Draw file as a .pub file. There is an open source program Scribus which can open Publisher files.

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answered 2017-10-13 02:30:03 +0200

mikebibo gravatar image

In the open-source world there is Scribus ( for desktop publishing. It is available for Linux, OSX and Windows.

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