[K12OSN] Open Source Alternative to Publisher?

Kevin Shira kevins at centerusd.k12.ca.us
Wed Feb 9 16:38:38 UTC 2005

I've watched this list for some time now, but don't recall this question 
ever coming up.  (Maybe it did, and those brain cells have been nuked. 
I blame it on the rotgut beverages I'm forced to drink because of my low 

I'm successfully weaning teachers and students from M$ Office.  But 
OpenOffice doesn't have a Publisher equivalent, and that's a big problem 
with many teachers.  They frequently use Publisher for flyers, posters, 
and the like, and they say they'll give it up only when I "pry it from 
their cold, dead fingers."

Is there anything you've used that can approximate Publisher?  It 
doesn't have to be as powerful, but the ability to insert cute bunny 
clip art and use stylish yet illegible fonts is a must.  Plus (here's 
the bone cruncher), working under Linux AND Windows platforms would help.

Kevin Shira
Computer Technician
Center Unified School District

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