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What is the best open source alternative to indesign

I need a reliable open source alternative to indesign.
It will need to be able to import, export and edit indesign files
Needs to run on Vista!!!
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freymish
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patrick_defibaugh_chavezCommented:
The best thing I can find is Scribus:
http://www.scribus.net/

It looks good but I think you may need more than what it can offer.  Here are some so-so reviews:
http://www.osalt.com/scribus/comments
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freymishAuthor Commented:
I saw that but to my knowledge it can't import export and edit indesign files can it?
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patrick_defibaugh_chavezCommented:
Nope, I don't think it can.  Even OpenOffice.org, which has an import filter for just about everything, can't read InDesign.
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thinkwelldesignsCommented:
Scribus is my recommendation as well. Far more powerful publishing tool than anything in Openoffice. Probably somewhat more powerful than Microsoft Publisher, but not in league with Indesign yet.
I don't know of any DTP application other than Indesign that will allow you much flexibility with Indesign files.
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aleghartCommented:
There is no open source alternative to Adobe InDesign that can use the native InDesign file format.  Same goes for Quark Xpress, Aldus (now Adobe) PageMaker, Ventura Publisher, Multi-Ad Creator, et al.

Perhaps you can attack it from another angle:  What are your needs for design software?
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freymishAuthor Commented:
I needed to edit a template created in Indesign seeing as there was nothing that really worked I ended up downloading a trail of Indesign and exporting the template.
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