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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

I'm currently experimenting with the world of building GUI Based Desktop applications. I have no prior experience in GUI & interface development (other then some HTML/CSS/JS experience). However, ...
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Revamping the Xbox 360 'Neon' music visualizer & porting it to desktop?

Most of us hardly recognize the Xbox 360, which hit the market in 2005 and ceased development/maintenance in 2016. However one thing that interests me, mostly falling under the main software core, is ...
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Program to fit text into a fixed size box

I need a program that can take in: a chunk of text the dimensions of a box the text needs to fit inside ...and then output an image with the dimensions of the box provided, and the text laid out ...
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Any web development packages similar to Serif WebPlus (discontinued - Win) or EverWeb (macOS) for Windows?

A friend recently lost their computer that had an old version of Serif WebPlus on it that they've been using for over 10 years. They were very happy with WebPlus, but now they don't have a way to ...
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Development Framework for Desktop App with GUI

I'm tasked with developing a commercial closed-source application for desktop with GUI. I'm looking for a framework I could use. Must have: Free or very cheap to use (Qt is not an option) Fast to ...
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Is there any software that can fix texts to specific page and place?

In MS-Word (and its free alternatives), if I insert a few lines or paragraphs of texts, the all remaining texts dramatically changes their places and page number. I need to specify page numbers, ...
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Text based document preparation system for media rich publications

I have recently been doing a fair amount of desktop publishing with Microsoft Publisher, but coming from development of HTML/CSS sites I can't stand the lack of alignment options and would feel much ...
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Free Publishing Software with layers

I have just tried edraw max again but they still have not fixed it, when I add more and more shapes they start becoming misaligned to the grid, and there is no option I can do about it, 'snap to grid' ...
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Libraries/SDKs for publishing magazine content for the mobile devices

I'm looking for a framework, library, SDK which can be used for as publishing platform for newspaper or magazine content for the mobile devices. The expected feature are: provides set of API and SDK ...
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Script to auto-layout a 6-column printed newspaper

I'm looking for a software or script to auto-layout a 6-column printed newspaper with given news. I will provide the "category" (page n.) for every news and some photos to choose between (to fit ...
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Software to create hotel menus

I need help in creating hotel menus. I want to create a hotel menu (which is going to be displayed on 65" LED screen). I know that it is doable using Microsoft Publisher but I am looking for ...
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Free software to design magazine covers and pages

Am looking for free software to design magazine covers and pages (magazine pages with rich color and images). I searched web and found this - https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/3144/...
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Which LaTeX editor can I use to create a sane book publishing workflow for non-savvy writers?

I'm in a bit of a sticky position having to introduce several people to work that is inherently harder than what they are going to be comfortable with. I would like to ease this transition my making ...
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Documentation tools for authoring user manual

I have been asked to create a user manual for our product. I would like to create one packed with tips, tricks and warnings - using the format that one would find in the For Dummies series. ...
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What Linux program(s) support OpenType alternate glyphs and can explode to vector shapes?

I need some Linux based program that will allow me to create an assortment of drawings exported in SVG as exploded shapes that are primarily composed of a couple of words of text rendered with a few ...
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Searching for a js drag and drop design editor

I'm searching for a JavaScript library providing a drag and drop design editor. The user shall be able to create his own design for an event ticket. I'll try to explain what it should do: At the top, ...
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Desktop publishing / page layout for Linux

I'm looking for a page layout, or desktop publishing, software for Linux. I'm really just looking for anything where I can layout multiples frames of text on a page. It should be style based, so I ...
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Desktop Publisher (Alternatives to InDesign)

Adobe InDesign is the dominant player in the Desktop Publishing world. It is used for many books, and also for magazine and pamphlets, and even things like greeting-cards and invitations. It is almost ...
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Software to put pages of a PDF file in book-order

Is there a Linux or web-based tool to sort pages of a PDF document so I can print a book from it? In this case, I have an A5-format PDF that I want to print on A4 pages, like this: ___________ ...
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Software for creating and publishing game cards

I'm looking for a program that can layout and manage custom cards and tokens for tabletop games (eg. Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Arkham Horror). I am specifically looking for solutions that ...
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